Let me just say, this one was tough! Lots of seams, lots of bias, and lots of parts that ended up not measuring 8 1/2” square after all was said and done. As I said on the Civil War Quilt Flickr page, this one will probably be subject to lots of steam, stretching, and pulling to work it into submission for a 8 1/2” on all sides, not just one.
I like my instructions to include what each section “should” measure as I go along so it can be corrected before it gets to the end. Unfortunately, my math skills are pitiful and I can’t figure it out myself unless it all breaks down to quarter, half, or three-fourths increments. This one had a bunch of 1/8ths and 7/8ths. Oh well, I’m not the only one.
Here are all the blocks laid out on the design board as of November 1. This is not how I plan to place them when sewing the top together and they are not in any kind of order.
My little helper didn’t help me with this week’s block. He was too busy laying on another quilt I made over 8 years ago. It was my first completed one. There are a LOT of butchered corners in this one. Doesn’t bother him! It’s soft and that’s what’s important on a cool autumn evening.
Until next time,