|I love this cricket playing pool background fabric|
I finished making the January blocks for the Cheddarback quilt. It was quite a feat because some of the blocks were really time consuming. I had to be so careful.
|The 5/8" border is sewn on but not attached to the sashing.|
And then there was the above block that went together beautifully and was exactly 5 1/4" square when I was finished. It supposed to be 5 1/2" inches. I didn't want to make it again so I cut four - 5/8" strips to put around it. Then when I sewed it to the sashing, it left 1/8" border all the way around. It isn't noticeable at all unless you're looking for it.
I'm not sure what I was thinking when I chose this background. I love the background of the original block but I didn't have anything like it. This quilt is going to be eclectic for sure.
The fourth small block went together easily, thank goodness.
Then I made the large block for January which included a lot of paper pieced flying geese. It would have been so much easier to have cut it and sewed it individually but that wasn't what the instructions were. I sewed and sewed and guess what? It wasn't the right size either. It was too small. Now, you may say that I took bigger 1/4" seams and perhaps that is the case, but why do all my other blocks for the past year turn out okay and it is just this month that they are too small?
I stretched the block to fit the sashing. The sashing ripples now. It will quilt out but for right now it doesn't look good - hence no picture.
It makes me nervous about what the next months blocks are going to be like.
I love this quilt and I will slog through regardless how the next few month's blocks turn out.
I still appreciate Gay doing this BOM. I'm sure it's frustrating to her too.