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.
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.
Now I have a whole wall of dottie goodness. Yum!
Today I've started joining my dots. They're nesting nicely close together, just as I'd hoped.
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.