This is what I accomplished Monday night. I’m very pleased.
First, I inserted the solid half-circle inserts into the spiked arches.
As you can see, they come out a little wonky on the bottom, but don’t worry! This is by design. The designer learned that when she was inserting anything with curves, she generally ran out of fabric due to distortions. So, she designed her patterns with what she calls a “second seam allowance” so that there is extra to make up any difference.
Once the pieces are done, then we trim the second seam allowance off of the paper pattern and then realign it on the sewn piece. Then it is very easy to trim the edge to the proper straight line.
It is really great to take this class and learn from her experience!!!
So here are all of my half arcs, ready for the next step. Hopefully tonight, as I seem to be on a roll and would really like to keep it going!
I think they are really pretty, and the inclusion of the dark blue insert really tones down the power of the orange. I was getting a bit worried, actually…
The next step is to add a white border around the outside of the arcs, and then attach the Flying Geese arcs around the outside of that. Wish me luck!!!