Wednesday, February 27, 2013
RSC 2013 - Purple Boy's Britches
I woke up early this morning - let's just say 3 am early and I started thinking about quilting and realized that I only had a couple days to make these blocks if I wanted to finish them in February. After having a cup of tea I headed into my sewing room and promptly stitched up a block. I already had all of the pieces cut out so I just needed to sew them up.
This is the first one I made. Isn't it a beauty? Just one problem...it is supposed to have two black corners and two white corners...darn!! And the worst part is I thought this block went together fairly well for me. Thank goodness the error was on the outer edges of the block and it was quite easy to correct. Maybe I should just stay in bed when I wake up so early!
These blocks really are very challenging for me to make and my seam ripper gets quite a workout.
Many of the seams are on weird angles and it can be a wee bit frustrating to align them properly. Admittedly, as I sew each block together I am getting better at it although I am pretty sure I will never be able to claim that they are perfect. I just hope I remember the sewing technique for these blocks when I make them again for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge in the colour for March.
I also know that I could make things a lot easier for myself if I just split the white triangles into two sections. That would allow for 4 square sections to be joined together and it would allow me to sew straight seams but it would also give me extra seam lines that I don't want. If I always take the easy way out then I won't learn new skills either.
Don't they look pretty all together. Of course, the colours will be all spread out in the finished quilt and it will look like a rainbow of fun.