Applique Tuesday

Well, I did it - got the border that is Part 5 of my Soupçon variation done!  Here it is:

I learned something with this part. Firstly, I can't seem to make templates that are the right size.  I downloaded Karen's page for these diamonds. I checked the size and they were an oh so tiny smidgen small. So I went with them. Then I traced them on card stock studier than paper, but not by much. Then I cut them out and glue basted to make my diamonds. Then I laid out the top row to see how they fit on the line I drew as directed by Karen. They were too big!  How could this be? They fit when they were just templates and the hexie flower.

I took one of the small diamonds and put it on top of one of the templates on the sheet. It was bigger! Here's how it added up. Since they were a tad small to begin with, I cut just outside the line to make the paper templates.  Then I laid them on the fabric and cut my piece 1/4" bigger. I glue basted them. And there lay the problem. By cutting right outside the line or even in the middle of the line, I added 1/32nds to the pattern. Then when I glued the fabric around the template, I added another 1/32nd - 1/16th to the measurement. With all the pieces, I added a whopping 1/4" or more to the total length of the templates, and thus they didn't fit. Moral of story for me is cut inside the drawn line when cutting out templates. Because of my leaves, I still had to add a little curve to my corners, but I like them.

So how's your project coming?  Leave me a comment, and I'll come by and see what lovely you have working on. I'm linking to Esther's WOW and Connie's Linky Tuesday Party - lots of goodies there.

Bye for now - take care!

Comments

Oh how I love this Angie!!!! Excellent work.
judith said…
I agree with Billie, BEAUTIFUL!
kathyinozarks said…
looks beautiful! I have such a hard time cutting out pieces to end up the right size-learning to make hexies I decided to buy the papers instead of trying to make them correctly out of my own paper
Karen H said…
I love what you've done and I love the colours you've used in the border! It frames the quilt perfectly! Gorgeous!
krisgray said…
Lovely!! Those tiny measurements really add up on us sometimes. I'd never guess you had to move anything to make it fit - it's so pretty.
Bonni said…
Thanks for sharing that story. I never thought by cutting outside the line on my templates I would be adding that much. I must try to remember to cut inside. :) You did a great job on it and it looks great!
Mary Huey said…
I like your border design a lot -- still looking at my last border on Soupcon -- moving the little hexie flowers around and around and around . . . . might be time to yell "stop" and stitch them down . . . or not?
Sandra Visser said…
It is just lovely.
Rosa said…
Wow, es un bloque magnifico y me encantan tus telas!!

Feliz semana.
desertskyquilts said…
That looks so fabulous! I really like what you did and the colors used. Experience teaches us things, doesn't it? =) At least they weren't too small!
Quayceetatter said…
Very pretty!!! Like the colors and how they are placed on the border.
Kat Scribner said…
This is a gorgeous piece. I love the border too. I can see how it would have been a challenge.
Denise :) said…
Visiting from Esther's Blog. Your piece is *stunning*! :)
Grit said…
Your quilt looks fantastic.
Grit from Germany
Connie said…
It is really beautiful Angie and those small pieces.....wow!! Thanks for sharing.
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Bunny said…
Your soupcon is beautiful I am way behind at this one but one day I will get it done.
Bunny
Hi Angie! It's a wonder how a 1/32 and a 1/16 can make such a difference.
I like your diamonds in the corners and the way they angle slightly toward the tips. They coordinate well with the centre panel, which has lines angling from the centre toward the outside. And as I already wrote, I like the way you evenly spaced the yellow fabric.
Are you done with the top or is there more you wish to add? In any case, it's gorgeous as it is!
Carrie P. said…
Despite your issues with the correct size your top looks fabulous. I am going to add a smaller diamond to my bigger one too.
Kel said…
We'll done Angie :))
I love your border ! I two steps behind on mine :(
Wiill get back to it one day :)
xox
Maartje Quilt said…
Just beutiful. I wish I had the patience.
Karen H said…
I love it! The border is all your own and it is so pretty! I'm so glad you sewed along with me!