Sewoff! Week 1

You might have noticed that I’m a bit behind in this post. Things got busy! Amy organized Sewtopia, life happened. Don’t judge, we are pushing everything back. You can read all about the Sewoff here.

Here’s the new schedule:
December 10: Blocks 1-8
December 17: Blocks 9-16
December 31: Blocks 17-24
January 14: Blocks 25-32
January 21: Blocks 33-40
January 28: Blocks 41-48
February 4: Finished Quilt

Here are my blocks! These puppies are HUGE!

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My one issue with this pattern is that it is really just cutting directions. It was intended to be a block of the month. I assume that most shops are working along with their customers with more detailed directions. However, I like to oversize my pieces and trim. This was difficult with how the pattern was written. I tried on the first block. You can see how unsuccessful I was here. I had to oversize the yellow pieces to compensate for shoddy quilty math on my part!

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If I was making this again, I would redo the pattern for oversized pieces. There are a lot of triangles to make sure you keep your points! Here is a blocked #2!

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I’m using Carolyn Friedlander ledger for all the background and bright oranges and corals with teal, lime and pink accents. I had to order more teal for this block!

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And block #4! It’s 30″ square!!

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Check out Amy’s post here. We’d love for you to join us by sewing along!!
xo LC

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