This in-progress quilt needs to be a little shorter. It can be because the pieced setting triangles on the ends really only need to be half-block size plus 1/4" for the binding. Below is the first step in making them that size.
I laid the quilt out on the floor and smoothed the ends, squaring the quilt as much as possible. Then I aligned my 24" ruler along the center of those blocks. (In the photo above, the ruler was not yet properly placed. I shifted it forward a bit on the right side.) Once the ruler was exactly in place I drew a line across the fabric with a soft lead pencil. I've been quilting just past the line. When the quilting is finished, I will cut 1/4" beyond the line and stitch the binding at the penciled line.
I hope it works! I hope I don't lose any seams or any quilting stitches when I cut those edges.
I suppose quilters with more experience than me are probably shaking their heads, knowing how much easier it would have been to make the half-blocks the size they needed to be to begin with. (This was the first time I converted a regular block to a setting triangle and I didn't know what I was doing.) Or possibly those experienced quilters have better ideas to shorten this quilt than what I've done. If so, I hope they will share them.
I've quilted five half-blocks and have three to go to reach my One Monthly Goal for June.
This is one of my works in progress this week. I'm linking this post to WOW at Esther's Blog and Let's Bee Social #129 at Sew Fresh Quilts. Thanks for hosting, ladies.