So I’m counting this as both a finish and WIP which I think is fair…I’ve finished the blocks, it’s just not the whole project…think it’ll be next year before that’s likely!
As I mentioned before one of my goals for the month is to catch up with the City Sampler sew along, so that’s what I’m in the process of doing.
Look what I’ve done so far…
As you can see these ones are a bit rough! I was just sewing away thinking these look nice, the fabrics are cute and they aren’t half as wonky as I expected, then…. after finishing the second one I decided it might be a good idea to check the size. Yes, there had to be something and there was – TOO SMALL!
It’s one of those newbie quilting things. I thought I was being really careful, cutting on the narrow-er side so the block wouldn’t be too large and keeping really close to the seam edge so it would be nice and straight, but it didn’t occur to me that the seam would be wider because of this and that each little bit of fabric would be slightly too small which added up to about 1/4″ on the second one, *sigh*
But DON’T PANIC they can be saved!!
1 and 3 are ok in most parts. I think I can do something with freezer paper there’s a tutorial here, but any advice is very welcome. I think I’ll have to remake no. 2 but I just can’t face it right at the moment!
Despite this I’m enjoying making them, there’s lot’s of variety and on the whole they don’t take too long.
My next batch was much better……
Not bad for a week’s work.
I must mention that I completely forgot to add the list of names of the others involved in the Bee, I have updated the post, but they’re here too:
Also here’s the list for the blog hop: