The Battle of the Quarter InchSaturday, 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.