Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Is nothing ever easy?

The answer is no, nothing is ever easy.  Old Scilian Saying my father had, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.

Well, I hate to tell him this, everyone IS doing it and it STILL ain't easy!

I have 40 blocks now.  And it took me nearly two hours to perfect the sashing attachment.  I looked at several websites about GAYG and they all gave a quick and easy way to attach the blocks.  But it left a lump in the seam.  I remember doing a Betty Cotton's Cotton Theory quilt and she cut the batting smaller than the block so the back was used as one of her "streets".  I didn't want a lump in my seam.  So I ripped and searched further.

Then I came across what I wanted but the blog had no pictures.  Can you imagine not seeing what you are supposed to be doing?  Aughhhh!

So I ripped a few more.  But I found a good way to attach the blocks with no lump.  I sewed my seam too large and had to rip.  Then I decided to cut the black larger and of course it worked that time so I had to rip and trim it down to the correct size. 

Can you see what I did wrong in that picture above you?  I am NOT ripping this out so it will either be incorporated or trashed.

I wanted this: 

But got this:
Let's see what I can do.  But I am NOT ripping it out.  I will make more blocks if I have to, but I am NOT ripping it out.



  1. Tomorrow's a fresh day! You may feel differently about that reverse sewing! Even so, it's looking fabulous!

  2. Poor Glen - send it here and i will rip it out for you. Are you going to share how to do it 'lumplessly'?

    Hugs - Marie

  3. I think it looks great. Don't sweat it.

  4. I'd leave it! It adds character. I LOVE string blocks.


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