Monday, March 1, 2010

more quilt along blocks

for  week 2 of p.s. i quilt's pinwheel quilt along. I'm loving the "Verna". I'm so happy that I'm doing this quilt along with fabric I won from one of Rachel's giveaways!

block #3 "Sunshine" block for Modify Tradition's Round 2 quilt along.'s all messed up. Somewhere, somehow, I'm off. I re-did the center thinking I measured and cut wrong there, but it came out the exact same size. I had already pieced and sewn all the sides, so I wasn't about to re-cut and start over there. I'm guessing that is where my measurements were off. They were around 1/2" too long on each side. So anyway, I centered the best I could and sewed them on there; then trimmed them up. So I know they are off and the corners are bad and my inside diamond doesn't have points on the sides...but it's o.k. In a whole quilt, it won't be that noticeable! And even though this block was a little tough for me, and it isn't perfect or even correct for that matter, I actually really like it!


  1. I like it too and I couldn't see any of the things you were talking about! I'm stunned at how beautifully pieced this is! I think you did an awesome job on it! And the pinwheel blocks are just perfect.

    Pat yourself on the back, 'cause I think you're awesome!

  2. I just got an email from Jennifer saying that you emailed us about this. I'm not sure what's going on with your block except that I did notice one of my long sides did end up 1/4" too long. When you get the heating pack, check out the corners, you'll see what I mean.

    I think it's hard to get all those seams to come out exactly perfect. Did you use the fancy flying geese tutorial that Jennifer posted the other day? That's what I used for mine since they were all the same.

    Regardless, I realy love how your block turned out. It's so difficult to see when corners don't match up, especially after quilting and washing. I get upset when my corners don't match but after all that hard work, I just try to let it go because I don't want to make the block over again. I understand your frustration and I'm proud of you for letting it go. :)

  3. I think you're way too hard on yourself. . .it's beautiful! The way you've cut the center square looks as if you're looking through a kaleidoscope. Nice job!


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