Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cheddarback Quilt - Block Set 3

I am making great progress on the blocks for the Cheddarback Quilt although I doubt I will be caught up before the next set of blocks are released on the first of October. If I keep at it maybe I will be all caught up sometime in late October. :)

These blocks were all machine pieced and really went together quite well except for this little block. First off, I don't know if it was me or not but I needed to cut a couple extra triangles for hsts to make the block look like the picture that I used for the fabric placement. Second, Gay recommended foundation piecing and she provided the pattern but of course I didn't follow her recommendation - silly me. I decided to just do regular machine piecing and I cut the hsts to size and then I seemed to have a wee problem when I was done. That section was a bit too big. :(

Adjustments were made to some block pieces and voila I have a block that will finish at the correct size - perfect - except that I have lost the points on the base. I can live with it. :) It really is a little cutie!
from block set 3 on the left and block set 2 on the right
I also wanted to point out that these two blocks are really quite similar but they were created using completely different construction methods. It was really cool to have a block come together in a manner that I wouldn't normally think about doing. I won't detail the construction differences here because even though these blocks are initially provided for free during the month they are released they don't stay that way.

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