Fall is in the air. I love this time of year when the maples are putting on their brilliant show along the river. We took an evening walk just to enjoy them. In a couple of weeks the whole forest will be vibrant with those yellows, oranges and reds that are just now making their appearance.
Pops of color! That is what I was thinking when I put this month's row together.
Row 8 I have named Block Party. This was a fun row to pick colors for and to put together. I do recommend that you label all of your pieces as you cut them. I stacked my fabrics for the various houses and sew all the same house units at one time.
When sewing those squares on the roof pieces I mention in the pattern to sew just to the outside of the line. As you can see my needle is just right next to my drawn line. If I sew right on top of that line I lose just enough fabric that the finished size of this piece is too small by a fraction of an inch. That fraction is important though.
After I have sewn these pieces I always flip over the triangle that is formed to make sure that it covers the main fabric underneath. If so, I know that it will be the right size when pressed.
Before pressing I like to trim away the extra fabric.
Here I have my roof units ready to go.
And now my houses are coming together to make the block that will be used in this month's row. I tried to pick door colors that stood out from the house color. We have some pretty colorful doors in our neighborhood that inspired me.
I am showing the back of my row here so that you can see how I have pressed the grass on each block to lay in opposite directions. (Notice the arrows.) This helped to line up that row of grass as the seams locked together nicely for sewing.
That is really all I have for tips for you this month. I love how this row turned out.
I do hope you are finding joy in your journey wherever it takes you this month.
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