Sunday, September 5


I finished sewing 72 blocks. (That’s one strip plus 16 blocks.) But I’ve determined that I ought to sew all 224 before I create the four strips. Of course the sewed blocks needed trimming, a step I didn’t take when I first began quilting, I’m embarrassed now to say.

Here's the pile of fabric slivers.

My finished blocks should be 6.5” square but thanks to my less-than-perfect seam allowances, I am guessing, the blocks are all a tiny bit shy. Their being uniform is more important than their being exactly 6.5” so I trimmed them to 6.25” Okay, so they’re a quarter inch off. That means 3.5” of length missing and 4 inches shy in the width. I’ll have to ponder that.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful quilt top. I can't wait to see what the finished quilt looks like.