Thursday, February 25, 2016

C-1 Trooper Green's Badge

At first I thought this one was going to be REALLY quick. Well, as quick as foundation piecing can be, anyway.
Then I realized I had directional fabric to deal with and, trust me, if you don't get it to line up at least a little, your block will look really wonky.
Thanks to freezer paper foundation piecing however, it was fairly simple to do.
Firstly, it's important to trim your previous seam allowance to exactly 1/4". Straight.
That makes it easy to line up your directional fabric along the edge.
If you line it up exactly the same way along each edge, they should all look the same at the end. Of course the little triangles are cut on the bias, so the fabric stretched a little but hey, good enough!
I did the same thing along the outside sections.
(Still awaiting a couple more shared blocks on Instagram (#thatquiltjanealong), Facebook, or Flickr.)


  1. You did a great job using the directional fabric on this block. Thanks for the tips. I try to limit the use of directional fabric on simpler quilts where the direction of the prints doesn't matter.

  2. Directional fabric is always a challenge. You did really well with this block <3