Friday, February 5, 2021

ONCE YOU MAKE THAT CUT, THERE IS NO GOING BACK!

 So as some of you know, I am working on my Posh Penelope by Sew Kind of  Wonderful.


I showed you this picture yesterday.  The reason I am showing you this today is after they are trimmed as you see on the right.  There is another set that the curve goes in the opposite direction and those two are sewn together. to make make the block below.


As you can see this block has already been trimmed.  Yes, more trimming.  





Well...Isn't this block pretty?




You do not want what happened on the right....no point!  Unfortunately, I have a lot of those so far.  Once you make that cut, there is no going back.


 So yesterday I got the bright ideal to mark my ruler with a dry erase marker because this next step can make or break ya.   I have already made full squares and four of them the sides do not line up.  Hence marking the ruler.


This is the stage I am at now.  Trimming again.  This marking makes it so much easier and when I sew the actual done blocks together, hopefully, the corners will match.  
We will see.


As of now I have 48 of these at this point.   I have 72 more to go, including putting the sides and top on and then trim. 

 Then as I was counting my done blocks and the blocks in the makings,  my math was off.  I need to cut out one more block to make 42.  Now call this wishful thinking but I just keep hoping when I have all of these done that that one block will show up????


Babysitting today, I was up this morning at two and thought since I wasn't sleeping I would be productive.  Hope I am not too grumpy today.








11 comments:

Gene Black said...

I don't worry too much about those points anymore. As long as over half still have the points I am good. Ha ha. I have decided perfection in quilting is just over-rated.

Barbara said...

No point?! I don’t see it, but I’m not as good at this as you are. Beautiful work!

Kathleen said...

Nice way to mark the ruler. I did that yesterday when cutting on my mat with stickers...so much easier to help the mind remember what we are doing.

Vasudha said...

Thanks for the tip. Your blocks are looking great. Can't wait to see them all together.

Needled Mom said...

Oh my, Barb. Those look really complicated. Marking your ruler was a brilliant idea. It will be a gorgeous quilt when you are finished. Have fun babysitting.

Darlene of Creative Latitude said...

Fun to see your blocks come together for Posh Penelope. Going to be a beautiful quilt.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Great idea to mark the ruler! Good luck finding the missing block - if it were me - it would show up after I replaced it and had the top sewn together - LOL - ;))

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What a great solution for the ruler.

Mystica said...

It is pretty whatever you may say.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Clever trick! This will be very pretty! I love everything Sew Kind of Wonderful does!

Jennifer said...

That all looks hard to me. I guess I've got to used to hand sewing.