I got a little farther with my Souçon quilt. I decided my part 5 was going to have diamonds in the border. Hmm. I wonder if it is significant that I'm working on both part 5s of LE and Soupçon?
Anyway, I discovered that I had to change my glue sequence in order to make it easier to turn the seam allowance on these babies. Instead of going around the hexie I need to do two opposite sides as you see here.
That template was part of an ad and that's why it looks oddly colored, but it worked fine.
Then to do the other two opposite side, I placed my finger nail where the template reaches a point in the acute angle tip and cut the triangle off just after my fingernail. You don't have to cut at the other angle as it is an obtuse (greater than 90) and the seam allowance won't be a problem. Apply the glue at each corner going toward the center and fold over. You'll have very little to turn under with your needle to make a sharp point. See photo below.
So this is what I decided to do with my hexie flowers and the diamonds:
What do you think? The corner concerns me, so please let me know, and be sure to link for the giveaway. You don't have to do a new post - any post with eye candy will do - we love eye candy. The linky is below; ends Monday, midnight. Good luck in the giveaway.I'm linking to Richard's Link it up Friday and Sarah's Whoop Whoop Fridays. See you there.
I like the corners. Let's you know which way to go....Grin.ReplyDelete
Wow, what a wonderful project! The corner looks great! Have a good weekend. :)ReplyDelete
This is so good. I wouldn't have done anything different.ReplyDelete
I like the corners as you have them.ReplyDelete
I like what you have. I am finishing mine off after the first border.ReplyDelete
Hi! I think you chose the right color (i.e. the yellow/orange) amid your fabrics for the diamond in the corner. Your yellow/orange fabric is evenly spaced, which is quite pleasing to the eyes. Mine, at least! ;-)ReplyDelete
I'm not sure what your concern is about... Can you tell me more?
Hi Angie - I love the direction you are going with the diamonds. I think it is an effective design but the diamonds curve out to the outer corner so I think what I would do is make sure that the dark blue small diamonds are straight and then just make the corner connecting diamond a little smaller so that it fills the space. I really love the layered diamonds!ReplyDelete
Love what you did with the borders, those are really tiny diamonds!ReplyDelete
I think your border plan looks terrific!ReplyDelete
Angie, those diamonds are a perfect addition! so much better than just more hex flowers!ReplyDelete
amazing! I love them!ReplyDelete