Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Time flies

time has a habit of getting away from me. there are so many things I wanted to get done this week, and I've been doing all kinds of things but those on my list. Hopefully, tomorrow will be the day I can cross things off my list.

I am having a little trouble with this month's quilting bee block. I tried really hard to keep all the seams at 1/4 inch, but my finished block is a little off, and once trimmed it's not going to be 6 1/2 in. I'm not sure what I did wrong. So, I'm going to try the other two blocks that are ready to sew, then see what they measure. Some others have cut their starting blocks larger, but I don't understand how that will help-I just don't know enough about blocks yet.

I have basically nothing new to take to the Guild meeting tomorrow. I have one coaster; not even a full set.

Once I get back from the meeting tomorrow, I'm hoping to have a marathon session with the sewing machine. I have missed it, but I'm not sure what I've been so busy doing, it's just been a weird week.


  1. If you cut the starting blocks larger, and then follow the rest of the directions for cutting and sewing, the larger size will give you a little more playing room, and you will be able to trim them down to size when you are finished.

  2. We all have those weeks! I'm going to start my block with other fabric, and then use those for my quilt of many blocks using everyone's scraps and block ideas. That way if I mess it up, I won't be bummed. And I often mess it up! A lot of quilt blocks I see call for a "scant" 1/4 inch. Most of my Grandma's recipes call for scant something, so I just try to go a little inside the 1/4 line or under the 1/4 cup mark if I'm baking! And how cool is it to have people to talk about it with!

  3. I got 6 1/4 inch blocks. The cutting larger though will give me a bigger square to trim down to. This should work! I know it's hard to imagine it now but it should LOL. Have fun at your guild night.