In the last pig tilt tutorial, our pig ran uphill to the right and downhill to the left. Today, I will show you that if you just change the direction of you slice, you can make piglets run uphill to the left, and downhill to the right. (And yes, I'm using the piglet stand-in again.)
Again, this demonstration is for a piglet block that is 5 in by 6.5 in unfinished.
Cut a 2.5 by 5 inch rectangle to make wedges to sew on the sides of the piglet block. Mark one half inch down from the top left hand corner and mark one half inch up from the bottom right corner. Slice the rectangle in half using the marks as your guide.
For the top wedge of sky and the bottom hill, cut a rectangle 3.5 by 7.75 inches. Again, mark one half inch down from the top left hand corner and mark one half inch up from the bottom right corner. I show the line where I will slice the rectangle...although I only drew the full mark to show you how I will cut it.
Also notice that I don't have to mark each wedge. I can stack the rectangles and cut through carefully stacked rectangles.
Here are the wedges laid out to be sewn. Start with the sides.
In this direction, there is a slight difference in how you align the wedge before sewing. In this case, you will have a tiny wedge of the piglet block sticking out. When you start to sew, the quarter inch seam should go through the intersection.
After sewing on the sides and ironing them back, sew on the top sky and bottom green hill. Iron these flaps over and trim the away any excess bits.
As for quilting progress...my main project is hand quilting the plaid bunny quilt. Unfortunately, I wasn't paying attention and I stitched Molly into the quilt like a big lumpy bead.