F6
is a modified 9patch.
I first cut out the
solid squares, then
constructed the squaresonpoint.
I formed the larger
9patch and lastly,
appliqued the small
melons. I could have
been more careful
with the melons since
they are offcenter,
but "finished
is better than perfect."







I
think it's time to
do another corner.
I picked the top right
because it's the number
of pieces except for
the applique one.
It's actually very
easy. The star is
in a square which
is then "sashed"
to the correct shape
for a corner. Just
remember that the
points of the stars
are made up of 4 triangles
(one HST plus two
others.) I then sewed
these to the "flying
geese" triangles
and the rest is constructed
like a 9patch. The
last thing I did was
applique the 5pointed
stars. I suppose the
points could be pointier...





Brenda
drafted TR2 so the
top triangle was flat
on the bottom, but
Jane's looked like
an arrowhead and I
thought that looked
cool. Since I was
redrafting anyway,
I took the liberty
of making the central
triangle into one
with a point instead
of truncating it like
in Brenda's draft.
Brenda's is probably
easier to piece since
you won't have the
slight inset seam
with multiple seams
conjoining.







There
are a number of 4pointed
stars scattered throughout
the quilt. H11 has
a pinwheel in the
center, and once again
I had trouble getting
them all to meet in
the center. They're
off by a hair.





I
couldn't decide how
to do B12. In the
end I went with my
first thought and
pieced it, but it
could easily be appliqued.
The center "square"
is not square at all,
but has concave edges.
Making is a square
ruins the delicacy
of the piece, but
would make construction
easier.







So
many people do G3
early because it has
so few pieces. What
held me back was the
placement of the center
"clover"
in relation to the
"racetrack."
Eventually I settled
on using a modified
"Elly Unspellable"
technique, using two
squares and cutting
the applique out as
I went. I'm still
having trouble with
inward points, but
I chose the fabric
to help hide them.





I
haven't done a triangle
challenge in a couple
of weeks. Instead
I've been picking
triangles at random
when I feel "behind."
RS1 reminded me of
TR2 without the center
and top triangles
and with a couple
of strips on the bottom.
It was fairly easy
to redraft and selfexplanatory
to construct.







Give up trying to
figure out just what
the angles are for
the interior triangles
in H2. This is another
"odd shape"
like C2, E4, and H4.
To make construction
easier, I turned the
triangles into diamonds
and sewed them together
as if they were a
skewed 9patch. The
outside went on, with
the two appliqued
triangles completing
the block.




