Delilah, Month 8 — Coloured Turbine, Make 4
Hi Guys! Hope this finds you well.
Coloured Turbine has been problematic for me. It took me three tries to finally get the color placement I wanted. I kept trying different dark/light/medium configurations. As a result, I cut LOTS of T34 and T34 reversed. Instead of cutting additional T34’s I used the reversed pieces where the other pieces should be and vice versa. So, some of my finished blocks will be a mirror image of the layout in the pattern. In fact, looking at a picture of Jen’s actual quilt, all of her Coloured Turbine blocks are reversed from the pattern layout.
Having said all that, there is one important point that I want to make before we go any further. T35 is NOT a 60 degree triangle. Do whatever you need to do to make this obvious as you piece the block. I put a heavy mark on the longer part of the triangle.
I would also suggest that you lay out the pieces, then sew section by section. This will be a much slower process, but you’ll be so much happier you did. Un-sewing is not fun!
Here are my finished blocks. The top two are “reversed” from the pattern layout.
Have fun! See you next month!