my word...they look like wet dish rags hanging on that design wall. They need to be trimmed yet, but apparently I have picked up some kind of sorethroatcrappyfeelingbackache crud.. so they will hang there for a few more days.
I must confess. I tried this pattern about 5-6 years ago. I read the pattern and cut out the pieces and somehow got lost. I took it to the LQS and she tried to help, but I just couldn't get it. I eventually gave up and threw it all away.
Lucky for me there were only 5 people in the class today. Two were doing chickens, one was doing pineapples, one was doing Harvest Moon and me with the stars. After getting everything cut I refused to go any further until the instructor could stand by while I did the first seam.. She started explaining and I had one of those "light bulb" moments. She said two things that made I think I was first to get a block finished.
What I did wrong last time?
You use a freezer paper template. When I cut my block apart, I also cut around the perimeter of the freezer paper. Nope, don't do that. Just cut the pieces apart and leave all that extra fabric until you have it all sewn together. THEN trim to the correct size. DUH!!
She showed me to off set all the pieces 1/4 inch. Seems like a simple thing, but it wasn't how I was doing it before and that's why my pieces weren't right...
So I was the first to get a block done and I had 6 blocks done in two hours. I hope to get the others together this weekend, but I also have 6 civil war blocks due on Tuesday, so we will see who wins...
And when I got home...this man showed up.. He gave my house a much needed shower..
I love a clean house...especially when I don't have to do it..lol
Just like the truck says, he was prompt, friendly.. actually he was an hour early so I was glad I left class early...