I have had my eye on Denyse Schmidt’s Scotties for a while and I finally had a go… again and again ! I ended up with this pack of Scotties :
As I am not very good at aligning squares properly, I used a method I found on a blog a while back (sorry I can’t find the original reference any more) that consists in placing all your squares onto a piece of fusible stabiliser and then in folding and sewing along all the lines for perfect alignment. It looks like this :
At this stage, once you have the 2 sides of the scottie ready, place them right sides facing each other and trim the edges if necessary to make sure both sides are identical. If the outline of one sides is longer than the other, you end up with a very distorted little scottie – look at the red one as an example of what NOT to do !
Then sew the side strip to one side of the scottie.
At the end of all that, the Scotties are now out of my system !