Seminole piecing comes from the Seminole Native American tribe and you can read about it here.
I started by picking some fabrics. The left fabric is called Blackberry and it's one of my absolute favorite solidy batiks from Island Batiks. The other three fabrics were from stash buster rolls. I know the far right one is from the Fire Island line a few years ago. I love the combination of these colors.
I started by constructing two strip sets like these. I then cut 2 inch wide pieces at a 45 degree angle.
Next I figured out how I wanted to sew them together.
And then a lot of cutting ensued...
To get them aligned just right I put some tape on my cutting mat. The first top piece of tape is where the black and green meet on the bottom piece.
The bottom piece of tape is where the end of the black fabric is on the top piece. This method yielded very close and accurate results.
Now they're a set of seven.
The last step is to trim the outside triangles so you have a rectangle.....er parallelogram?
But it is a beautiful parallelogram! Come back next Wednesday to see what happens next...
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I hope you get to quilt today!