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first units are ready to put together!
The first picture shows the main unit. Two 4-patches and a
pinwheel! You need 82 pieced bricks shown in the above left.
next picture shows a cropped brick! Notice that the 4 patch and
pinwheel next to it are all facing the same way as in the full sized
pieced brick, but on the far right end, we have a split 4 patch
You need 6 cropped bricks just like this. Watch the way your
turn, and the direction the darks are going in each 4 patch.
Consistency is important here!
This little piece has a 4 patch and a split pinwheel unit. You need 4
This is where I'm going to
you about pressing. This is where you might see that it doesn't
to always pinwheel the seams on the back of a 4 patch, or on a pinwheel
block towards the dark. If you "always" press towards the dark,
seams might not butt up if you do. On the 4 patches, I pressed towards
the dark on the pairs, but when joining the halves together to make the
4 patch, I press to one side. Sometimes, depending which direction I'm
laying the darks in the 4 patch to make the design, I might want to
flip the 4 patch around so that the purple (or whatever color) is not
in the top position, but where the red is. That is going to
direction of the second seam in the 4 patch. Because I press to
side, I can simply finger press that seam back the direction I need it
to go. I want the seam between the split 4 patch or split
the units above to butt together when I join them to the 4 patches, and
that means I need to be able to change the direction of the pressing
occassionally, depending how I lay out the scrappy units. This is why I
am not a stickler on which way to press. I need my options open. I
don't stress it to much. Sometimes it requires "GASP" twisting a seam
and mashing it flat! Not very often, but sometimes. And do I care?
I'm having stress free fun, and that's what this is about for me.
If you ARE a pinwheeler with your seams, try pressing all the 4 patch
seams towards the dark, and all the pinwheel seams around towards the
light. That just might do the trick for you.
So there you have it!
Full Pieced Bricks: Make 82
Cropped Bricks: Make 6
& Split Pinwheel Brick: Make 4
Step 4 will have us in
lay-out mode! YEAH!!!
or Comments? I would love to hear from you!!
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