Since winter is not leaving Minnesota anytime soon, I thought it would be fun to make up this table runner kit that I had using Let It Snow Batiks. (I purchased the kit last winter at this quilt shop.) I have the top all finished, ready to sandwich and quilt.
You can see from the photo above that I cut the 6 point snowflakes and the square piece set on point so they were on the same axis. Unfortunately the first time I pieced this runner (yes, it has been put together and disassembled) I did not notice or think of this?
This photo shows how I had originally pieced the runner (which is the same as the original pattern?)... I had cut the snowflake square to how it was set in the fabric. And you can see below how much more pleasing it looks at a square, rather than on point and angled.
Fortunately, I had extra fabric to change the snowflake squares to what I thought looked much better. As with anything one is learning, as a beginner there are so many nuances to a subject or skill we aren't even aware of. I look forward to the New Year and the learning process, I just wish I didn't have to make so many mistakes to learn so much!