I'm trying to be precise but there are corners where four seams and eight pieces of fabric meet. I'm not yet good enough for them to meet exactly. I'm trying to accept that I don't sew perfectly. At some point I have to accept blocks as "good enough" and move on to the next one.
Some blocks have fewer triangle corners to match
and others have more.
One thing I like about this sampler quilt is that I only have to make the blocks once--and I'm sure there are several that I will never make again! I have 10 more to cut and sew but they should go faster as I get toward the end because I've saved the easiest for last. It didn't take me long to make that decision. (Do you also eat the food you like least first and save the best for last so that's the flavor that stays on your palette? I do!) If I do one a day for the next two weeks I should have them finished by the end of the month for my One Monthly Goal.
The quilt has 25 blocks in a 5 x 5 layout. Cheri added a wider border on top and bottom to include applique. I've decided to add another row of 5 blocks to make the quilt a little longer.
I'm looking forward to at stitching at least one block today/tonight.
If you've read my blog for the past several months you'll remember that some time in February I finally decided to join Lori's Sweet Land of Liberty sew-along at Humble Quilts. I reasoned that I would be only a month behind. I found an eagle pattern and stitched it. And then it promptly disappeared. (Please tell me I'm not the only one with that problem.) This week it reappeared, still wanting its star (or stars), an eye, and maybe some writing. He's not a grand eagle, but he'll do.
I'm going to join this quilt-along even though I'm way behind. Deciding fabrics sometimes takes me as long as sewing them. Maybe this sew-along will help me overcome my indecisiveness. Maybe. Or maybe not. Still, the whole process is fun.
I'm linking this post to
> Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts and
> Friday Night Sew-In at Sugarlane Designs
Happy sewing, happy weekend to you!