The Battle of the Quarter Inch

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I like to think of myself as an accurate quilter. I also like to think of myself as a brilliant singer, but anyone who has heard me singing in the car knows that one is a bit of a stretch.

If the points don't match up I have been known to resew them. Sometimes I will just let is slide, knowing that it always looks better from a distance. I figure that a little easing of the seams while sewing can fix almost anything.

This week I had to admit defeat.

I read the comments on the this weeks instructions thinking of course my block would be the right size.

This weeks block took two attempts. The first one looked fine as the points of the star went together. However the outer edges tell a different story.

There was a little jimmying with the needle position. Why modern machines only let you shift the needle to the left is beyond me. After much measuring, I managed to get it right and here it is.

I apologize to anyone who has ever received a block from me. While I'm not entirely accurate, I'm trying to be better. Honestly, I am.

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  1. those blocks are so pretty! I'm with you on the accuracy thing. I've been doing better about resewing things when they aren't the right size, but it's more fun for me to do the actual quilting, so I like to skip ahead to the good part!

  2. Your blocks look great! I unpick so much, because I want all perfect points. Which I rarely achieve. I had to let a few go on these blocks.
    Thanks for the geese shortcut! I hate sewing triangles - I would much rather sew square. ;)

  3. I hear you on the points , It seems like I do more unpicking then sewing sometimes :) I love your blocks!


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