Sunday, March 9, 2014

Always Learning

A few days ago I wrote about the bee blocks for my friend, Helen, in the Stitch Tease Bee. I was frustrated that the blocks did not turn out to the requested size and asked for suggestions.
Katy to the rescue...


Having never made a square in a square block, I did not know that when building the square you actually sew through the point so that it touches the next seamline. In the blocks above there is a good 1/8" or more of space and that is what caused my blocks to be way too big.
Yesterday I unpicked all three blocks and resewed them. It was an easy fix. They are still not the required 14" but they are closer to Helen's request than the 15-1/2-16" that they were the first time I made them. I left the final squaring up to Helen.

In between bee blocks and secret sewing I am still working on my selvage blocks. I have 80 completed and hope to have my 100 completed soon. 
If you are making selvage blocks don't forget to join us on Instagram  where we have a hashtag #selvageblockalong and on Flickr.



8 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Well, who knew that that little detail would make the difference! They are such pretty blocks, no matter what size they are!

Dianne Neale said...

Haha! Good job you mentioned that, I would've done the same thing! They are pretty though

Cindy said...

Your square in a square blocks are gorgeous! Love the amazing color you're using. Thank goodness it was an easy fix! Whew! :)

Nilya said...

gorgeous blocks. Just went over to flickr to join your Group :)

Annabella said...

I still don't get what Katy was saying but I have made these blocks before so I guess that if I look at a tute, it should be simple enough. I'm sure Helen will love her blocks.

heart of charnwood said...

Fingers crossed I can get mine done right!! :o)

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, glad it all worked out :o)

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Thank you so much for the blocks Di….they look beautiful and I'm sorry I caused so much stress!!!!! Can't wait till all the blocks get here and I get to put this quilt together!