Things may have been quiet on the blogging front lately, but it hasn't been all quiet on the crafting front. In fact, I'm so far behind on blogging that I did actually finish my October do. Good blocks in October!
October's blocks were paper pieced and they gave me some problems but overall they were fun to make. We used this tutorial in teals and grays.
Once I got into the swing of things, I was moving along pretty quickly. One night before dinner I really wanted to finish at least one of the two blocks and I achieved my goal! I admired my block, and basked in the glow of having one block finished and the other more than halfway done.
Then I put it up on my design wall and something seemed off...
Hmm, something feels wrong. Let me look at the example again. Groan...
Notice something different about these two blocks? Yeah, I sewed the first one together wrong! The gray triangles go to the inside, not the outside! I was incredibly annoyed and kind of worried that I wouldn't be able to reuse the blocks because you use such short stitches for paper piecing. I was worried the fabric would tear.
Fortunately after some sleep and a few hours away from it, I was able to convince myself that it wasn't such a big deal and I should definitely be able to successfully rip the seam out without ruining the block. And I did.
I made sure to pay close attention when I sewed the second block together so there'd be no more mishaps. I love how complicated these blocks look even though they really aren't that difficult. I think the final quilt is going to look amazing!