Triangles Two: At A Snail's Pace
It is slow going, the assembling of this quilt.
Each row requires these steps:
Lay one solid triangle atop one pieced triangle, placing it with precision. Pin in at least three places. Sew a 7-1/4 inch seam. Remove pins. Hope that the seam is right. Press it open.
It takes about forty minutes to put one row together. And that is if nothing is amiss. Sometimes the overlap isn't precise; it is lacking and must be ripped out and redone.
Sewing at a snail's pace.
Then it takes about another twenty minutes to join one row to the one below. As I mentioned earlier, copious pinning (and praying!) is essential.
This afternoon's row (not pictured) wasn't going well. The first three seams were problematic. I took this as an omen that I should take a break and do something different.
And so I did.