But it's a different halfway....if that makes sense. I didn't get much of a chance to sew this week but I was able to cut the setting squares and the triangles. That was a bigger job than it sounds. The linen that I'm using stretches and shrinks with ironing and handling . I'd cut a straight edge, turn it around and my straight edge would have waves in it. Starching didn't help at all. I'm so glad that I'm using this for a quilt rather than apparel. I have visions of stretched out necklines and shoulder seams. It's an apparel quality linen and I've bought it before in other colors and not had these problems. I know that dyes can make a big difference in the hand of a fabric and since this color is called natural, I'm wondering if this is the reason.
I cut the pieces slightly larger than required and will trim after sewing....just want to make sure that nothing shrinks back in the wrong spots! I also got HST's made in orange, turqoise, gold and green. I really like the eight at a time method, especially with this fabric and they are easy to trim down with my HST ruler. Hopefully, over the weekend I can have the top finished.