Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Block 3

Here's block 3 for Amanda Jean's quilt-along at Crazy Mom Quilts. It isn't perfect, but it looks better than I thought it'd look. For the record, I will no longer be cutting my block pieces at 2 am. I cut the pieces for blocks 1,2, & 3 at 2am last friday night and then sewed blocks 1 & 2 over the weekend and block 3 this afternoon. All 3 blocks are measuring 12 and a quarter square. My seams are a quarter inch on the money, so I must've cut them wrong. I'm going to cut each block to be 12 inches square to make it all even, so I'll have a slightly smaller quilt at the end of the quilt-along, but that's ok. Its my first time doing a star quilt, so I'm just going to go with it and enjoy the process. Maybe learn a thing or two as well! (like, don't cut fabric at 2 am!) I'm also getting to know my new sewing machine better since I am finally using it on a regular basis. I thought I'd just whiz along and love this machine, but I swore a blue streak at it this afternoon. Getting a new sewing machine is like any other relationship, I guess. There's a break in period where you get to know one another and after a few months you decide if you are truly compatible. So far, I think we will be, but I'm seriously thinking I should have pursued a Bernina!


Anonymous said...

I really like the background fabric you are using for your blocks. I can't wait to see what the finished project looks like.

Philigry said...

oh, this looks really good! can't wait to see it all put together!

QuiltedSimple said...

Very good color choices on your blocks - I can't wait to see them all together,

SewAmy said...

No cutting at 2 am for me either. I have a Viking. I love it, sometimes have that doult....should I have bought a Bernina.


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