This is another block I have wanted to try. Attic Window. There are several ways to construct the “window” effect. The hard way and the quick way.
I used this tutorial to make mine.
Not the Y seam one. The easier one. One day I will try the harder one but for now, I am perfectly happy with this one. More on this block later. I am still working on what it will be. But I can tell you, the black, white and red 1 1/2″ squares will be used.
And speaking of my red/black/white squares…
It took me two days to sew all the squares into rows and then the rows into one big block. 21 squares per row. 21 rows = 441 squares.
To eliminate the need to backstitch the beginning and endings of the 1 1/2″ squares, I decreased my stitch length. The seams held well and didn’t unravel as I sewed the squares together. Then when I sewed the rows together, I switched back to the default stitch length. This worked really well. No backstitching or lockstitching.
It measures 22″ by 22″ so far without any borders.
Now I have to decide do I want to make another block exactly like this one. The little squares are already cut. May as well, huh? I like how it is turning out.