Tic Tac Toe

This dottie quilt has been so much fun!  I love cutting up scraps, discovering how many template shapes can emerge from a pile of odd-shaped pieces.  

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Not long after taking this photo, I added little sandpaper fabric grip stickers to the backsides of my templates.  They are a huge help, totally eliminating template slippage, which is common when cutting small curves like these. Oh, and I also cut with a 28 mm rotary blade.  That helps a lot too!

I've been cutting and sewing in batches, surprised by how quickly it's coming together.  I sew drunkard's path blocks without pins and count on the trimming of completed dots to make up for sewing inaccuracies.  That makes for engaging sewing with a nice combination of challenge and forgiveness.

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Now I have a whole wall of dottie goodness.  Yum!

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Today I've started joining my dots.  They're nesting nicely close together, just as I'd hoped.

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I'm joining in sets of 3 x 3 blocks.  Each one feels like a mini composition... or a tic tac toe board.  Either way - fun!

Hmmm... the O's are winning.