|My Honeycomb Schnibble for LePetite in August.|
Finished.....and I love it! This one was tricky for me! I was off to a rocky start and had to scrap, no pun intended, the whole first row I made because it was so wonky. I was not a happy camper at this point. This forced me to reevaluate what I was doing, try some alternate methods, and start over so I would end up with a straight quilt. I tried to trim up that row, but to no avail. It was a goner.
I realized to make mine work, I needed to starch like crazy, trim off the corners of the white triangles, and trim each color unit after I added the white triangle. Pressing the seams open helped tremendously! Once I got going, it was "all good" as my son would say. I'm not sure why I wasn't using these methods to begin with!
Carrie Nelson created this adorable pattern, and the fabrics I used in mine were Terrain by Kate Spain and some Kona solid. I have never used Kona solids before...... yes, just gasp out loud and get it over with! Are they a little extra stretchy? Does anyone know? I loved the fabric and it was really handy to use something that looked exactly the same on both the front and the back with these triangles and side pieces. Maybe using Kona solid for the triangles with no starch was the root of my problem. Should I always starch it? Any thoughts on this subject would be appreciated. Thanks so much for all of your helpful comments about my color placement on the last post. It's so nice to be able to get input from my blog friends!
Be sure to take a look at the others in the parade on Sherri's blog, and also on Sinta's blog in the next few days. Thank you ladies so much for taking the time to put together the parade. I'm sure there will be some beautiful quilts on display!