Sunday sewing saw me working on a variety of things. I made 2 bindings, pieced a backing, started a new Kim Diehl project, and quilted half of a table runner. These cute little X blocks are for County Line, one of the new Simple Whatnots projects by Kim Diehl. The blocks are 5.5" square and I have 2 of the 15 blocks made so far. I have to work this morning but hope to get back into my sewing room this afternoon again.
One of the things I do with most projects is cut what I need to make 1 test block, and if that works out then I do the rest of the cutting. I stack the pieces on my ironing board, often on a portable design board so I can move it easily if needed without disturbing the layout. And I stack them in the layout I need to keep them organized for sewing. This method has really cut down on the mistakes that I often made, such as in placement of a piece or turning something the wrong way. In this case my first step is sewing those 1.5" neutral squares onto opposite 2 corners of the 4 matching dark squares. They make the arms of the X.
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