Coasters sneak peek & half square triangles
I can't wait to have the Summer table run ready for a lovely meal with friends. I have started the coasters, only four squares this time. They need wadding and binding and... but here is a picture of them. They're not perfect, but I don't mind. For quarter square triangles with exposed biases I think they've done very well. They are going to hold long tall glasses of chilled white wine or fruity sparkling water - gently sipped on a late lunch or during a chatty evening. Perfect :).
I have finished making the half square triangles for the runner. I found out about this little hack and it must have saved me a couple of hours. No need to draw on lines, just a little bit of masking tape and off you go!
Then just cut in the middle with the rotary cutter and there you go, two *no fuss with drawing lines* half square triangles. Also no problems with the biases.
Now, there are a lot of seams to press open before I can start sewing the runner. Or table mats. I need to work out what I have enough fabric for. The maths, I kind of get too excited about a project to do the maths first. You ought to do the maths first, I just draw little pictures... I'd like to end up with something that will work for four people. There is a particular design I've got in mind, but I doubt I have enough. Maybe if I add a boarder...
I wonder what summer projects everyone else is working on? :)