My goodness, this is the third week in a row with a very challenging block! First it was Y seams, then curved seams and now bunches it itty bitty triangles.
Barbara Brackman’s Civil War Quilt blog commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Every week we get a new block and a bit of related history. This week is the block is Rosebud and the fascinating story of Rose Greenhow, a famous Confederate spy. The Flickr Civil War BOW group has been a great resource for inspiration and encouragement!
Here is this week’s block:
This week’s block has helped me realize how much I really need to work on the accuracy of my 1/4″ seams. A little bit too much here and a little bit too much there and suddenly the block’s pieces don’t fit together as they should. Then it’s rip rip rip.
I recently purchased Qtools Sewing Edge (a vinyl stop) and Qtools Corner Cut 60. The Corner Cut 60 has a marking for a scant 1/4″. Between these two tools and a lot of experimentation and practice, maybe I can improve my piecing and reduce my ripping time. I’ll let you know!