This is our last section of piecing before we assemble a top!
We’re working on Section 11, pages 11 and 12.
This section isn’t hard – it’s essentially building a block via rounds of log cabins and snowballs – but it does feel at some stage like it might go on for ever, so make sure you have your drink and snack fortifications at hand! My chocolate* choice is at the end of the post, as usual 🙂
First, cut out all the parts and lay them out. I’m laying out just the parts on page 11 to start with:
Confession: I missed laying out 4 orange snowball pieces at this step, and managed to get all the way to the end before I figured it out. ARGH! So some of these pix are not correct… I’ll let you know what to look for!
Begin with the center. Sew the white pieces to the gray center log-cabin style: sew the two shortest pieces on opposite sides, and press; then sew the two longest pieces to the other sides, and press.
This is the step I missed… snowball 4 orange corners onto this center square:
Prepare the next round by snowballing the grey and white side sections:
And sew the additional squares to one gray section and one white section to make the longer sides needed to make a round:
Sew these around the center. Pretend my center has orange snowballs!
Note that the 2 grays are next to each other. Lay out the next round of logs, while still pretending that my center has orange snowballs:
Sew them on, and prepare to snowball the white corners on (still pretending!)
Look at those lovely white snowballs! Keep imagining there are lovely orange ones in the center, too!
Lay out the remainder of the logs:
Sew them on in three rounds… short sides then press, long sides then press x 3:
And this is where I figured out that the center was wrong!
Rippity-doo-dah, rippity-ay… Eat chocolate. Wash hands because getting chocolate on it at this point would make me cry. Or slice the whole lot into tiny pieces, cackling wildly (it could go either way).
And fixed. Not an amazing job of sorting it out (would have had to take it ALL the way apart for that), but I daresay it can’t be seen from a galloping horse!
Add Round 3:
And snowball the corners with background. These are big snowballs, so I would recommend marking them rather than eye-balling them:
If you need to see the droid together before next week, go ahead and sew the dome to the body:
He’s so dang cute, even if I say so myself!
Next week we’ll get the quilt top together!
Please post your progress on social media with these hashtags: #reyandbb8QAL, #reyandbb8quilt, #thedroidisnotforsaleQAL, #thedroidisnotforsalequilt.
This week’s chocolate is another find from the Meadow, from OmNom Chocolate in Iceland. All their packaging has delightful drawing of origami animals. This bar is so good… love the burned sugar taste, and the chocolate blend has the hearty flavor of a dark, and the smooth cream of milk. It’s expensive, but a worthy treat. And definitely the right choice for a day with so much ripping in it!