Yesterday I made this block. Then it occurred to me, Maybe I should check and see if all my blocks are the same size. They were not.
So I spent the next few hours unstitching three of the six blocks that I had completed. Actually, I unstitched the one in the previous photo and you can see that I have put it back together. As I remade the block, I measured each square and measured after each seam that I sewed. And the block came out a perfect 12 1/2" square. Gads, why can't I do it like the others in the Charity group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. They sew and never seem to have to measure or unstitch and resew. What am I doing wrong? One thing I know is that when I move from machine to machine (the Janome I use at home and the smaller one I carry to the shop) I need to make sure I use the same seam width. (Sometimes it is hard to remember did I move my needle over two or three stitches). So I wrote that down on a piece of paper and pinned it to my other blocks. Maybe that will help. I still have these two blocks to put back together and then want to make three more blocks before I make them into a quilt. I think the Charity group that meets first Monday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop will like it, once I finally get it done. Does anyone else have suggestions on how I can make my piecing easier and better?
Happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
- Charity Quilts, Monday, Jan. 2, 10-5
- Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 10-1
- The Bee Hive and the Cook Book BOM, Wednesday, Jan. 4
- Doll Bee, Thursday, Jan. 5, 10-3
- Sampler & Bee, Saturday, Jan. 7, 9:30 - 4
- Sew Joy Creations has a tutorial for a Bold Blossom for Spring block
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