paper peicing problem
I found a great block to piece and it is a free design (some of you might even like it because it is of a vintage machine), but I'm having a bit of a problem understanding how to do part of it.
I'm going to link to it in the description below and I'm hoping that if any of you have any more experience with paper peicing than I do that you may be able to help me figure this out. The link is to the the blog of the lady that made the pattern and to see the pattern, you click on the blue text under the second to the last picture on the page that reads "Vintage Sewing Machine and Notions" and it will open in a PDF or google document file....
I've done the thread spool on top of the machine and I'm ready to do the background right above the machine and the machine body itself... so basically, if you're looking at the pattern, I've completed all the "c" and I'm moving on the the "d" section. The problem is that there is a straight horizontal line between the C and D sections and I don't know if I'm supposed to stitch on that line or not. If I don't then I will have loose material just "hanging out". The directions don't say that this something that should be made in multiple parts and then pieced together, and I can't determine when, if at all, I'm supposed to do anything with that straight horizontal line between sections c and d. I've had this problem with other patterns before too, so it's likely a problem with me not understanding something about paper piecing rather than a problem with the pattern.
Another thing that I had a problem with was the thread spool, and again this is a problem that I've had with other patterns. If you look at the spool, there are two horizontal lines and they go all the way across... when I sew on those lines, so I stitch all the way across, or do I stop where the spool ends? The line I'm referring to here is the one between c1 and c4 and again between c1 and c7 if you are looking at the pattern. If I can figure these things out, this will be a great learning experience for future projects as it has been a problem that has plagued me since I started paper piecing!
The link is below, and I really woud appreciate any advice you can give. I hope I explained the problem in a way that makes sense.
Here is a link that might be useful: Problematic paper piecing pattern