I hope you had some "me" time to sew all of your Half Square Triangles and trim them all to 1 1/2" square. You're ready to begin making your Birds in the Air blocks.
Arrange (3) Half Square Triangles, all of one matching dark print, and (3) pink triangles (previously cut once diagonally) as shown.
Sew the pieces for the block into rows. Use your Patchwork Pins (very thin and made for sewing patchwork.) Gently press (you have exposed bias edges on those small pink triangles, so press gently so as not to stretch the raw edge) the rows in opposite directions to create opposing seams.
Sew the rows together; press.
The next step is to sew the large dark triangle to the pieced triangle unit. We're dealing with two pieces that are all bias edges.
Fine Patchwork Pins (they are different from all other pins. They're extraordinary in that they go thru fabric so easily, lay flat and don't distort the fabric when you sew over them!!) Click here to read more.
A note about the Seam Align glue....if you need to pull the fabrics apart for any reason, you can, just do so gently. The glue won't clog your needle, and will wash out when you wash the quilt. You can use as much of the glue along any seam line as you'd like. I use it for all the triangle tips I sew, and there are many. With the glue keeping those points glued together, it eliminates the nasty problem of the points separating just when you're sewing them!! Love it! Click here to order.
I hope this tutorial will help you make perfect, pretty Birds in the Air blocks! I also hope you find the Seam Align glue very helpful, as I do. Your Dear Prudence quilt is off to a great start!
In The Studio This Week......I am anxiously awaiting delivery of my Cheddar & Coal fabrics. They are shipping any day now. Once delivered, I have a boat load of cutting to do, which is exciting! I'm also working on many future projects I can't share right now....but soon!
Good stuff in the works. Keep your needle busy and your heart content! Be well, my friends.
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