Saturday, March 1, 2014

Churn Dash Blocks--Feb 2014


This is where I started out.  I made the four blocks, pressed the inner seams open like a Good Girl (as per the instructions) and joined them together. The block measured too big.  So I went back in and ripped out about half the opened-up joining seams, resewed them, and pressed them them open again.  And I still wasn't happy, but I wrapped it up and sent it off.  Like a Good Girl.

I now know realize I am someone who is Open-Quilt-Seam-Challenged.  If my seams are not pressed open, and I need to adjust a squinch, there's no unpicking needed.  I simply sew a bit bigger seam, and since it is pressed to the side, no worries.  For those of you who are Perfect Seam Sewers, I congratulate you.  It's just not me.  I'm always fiddling with things.  Maybe I'm distracted by a good book.  Or a phone conversation. Or the rain outside.  (She hangs her head in shame.)


So, tonight, I went in and made four more blocks to send to Carla, and like some of the other MCM-ers, I'm leaving them unsewn, for Carla to place them where she wants.  And true confession: I pressed the seams to the side, alternating the direction when I pressed the block seams.  Forgive me, Carla.  I really tried.

I hope you like them both!



6 comments:

  1. You do make me smile! Your blocks look fabulous whichever way the seams are pressed! And you know.....you won't see them when the quilt is finished anyway!

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  2. You did a fine job, Elizabeth! No need to hang your head in shame. I know Carla will be able to work with what you sent. And besides, if you're hanging your head... well. Then so am I. I messed up on the seam allowance pressing too. Join my club!

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  3. Mine are never perfect either. Maybe you're being too hard on yourself.

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  4. These blocks are so pretty--Carla's quilt will be amazing!

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  5. These look great to me and will be a gorgeous contribution to the quilt! I still love my first quilt even though there are soooo many mistakes in it! In fact, I love it because of them! xCathy

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  6. Very pretty. Greetings from Montreal.

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