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Monday, September 19, 2011

Design Wall Monday - 9/19/11

One of the tasks on yesterday's long honey-do list was to make a 9-patch star block. It probably should have only taken 20 minutes.

I was modifying the directions to use the easy angle ruler and using a chart from Bonnie to make square in square blocks. Once I finally got the fabrics selected (the hardest part because it's for "someone else") I zipped together the SIS blocks and went to trim them a little when I realized they were all way off. That's really strange because Bonnie's method is very accurate. I reread the cutting chart several times before I realized the directions actually pertained to the finished size. I've taken them partially apart, trimmed the center piece and will put them back together tonight. Ughhhhh...

4 comments:

Connie said...

Good luck with your blocks, that is always irritating when you misread the directions.

Janet O. said...

I hate it when that happens. Some patterns say "Finished block Size" and some just say "block size" and I always wonder whether I am interpreting it correctly.

Lauren Sgranfetto said...

I freaking re-did my blocks- the last one multiple times!
I will definitely need some direction!

Denise :) said...

Ditto what Janet says. Ergh. :)