Here it is...the second block of the Grandmother's Choice Block of the Week!
Last weekend...my first attempt at this block was, in a word, awful! Everything seemed to go wrong.
Yesterday, I made this block and it was 10 inches not 8.5 inches.
Today, I made this block again and finally got it right! Re-Do Done! Whoohoo!
On my first attempt, my printer didn't print the templates clearly which left me guessing about the size of the pieces...never a good thing. Nothing lined up correctly...it really was awful! Epic failure I believe I called it!
Last week, I reprinted the template...carefully followed the instructions and made the seam line 3-3/8 inches. I cut the pieces again and every thing seemed to be going well...until...I completed the block and measured it. Ten inches...not eight and a half. UGH!
Having the correct size template makes the world of difference I am here to tell you!!!
I went back to the Grandmother's Choice blog and read some of the comments where I discovered that the control measurement should have been made on the cutting line instead of the seam line. Once I had that worked out, the block went together with ease...even the Y seams. Had lots of practice with those...I did sew the block three times. :)
Lesson: Read the comments first! Maybe that will save me some stress!
Also, in the Quilt Room this week I worked quite a bit on one of my projects for the HO HO HO Blog Hop coming soon!
I have two mini quilts ready to bind and another quilt in the works. I am pretty excited about them and can't wait to show you. So stay close for updates. You won't want to miss a single moment!
This week is a busy one. The Studio Stitch BOM starts up again on Tuesday. I can hardly wait to see what they have in store for us. Wednesday...hopefully yoga! Thursday...definitely sewing while Hubby is out with the guys. I will be working on my Christmas quilt.
Hope you have a fabulous week!