Friday, July 16, 2010

Shoofly Block #1 - for Brenda

This first block took me awhile.  In theory, it's a very simple block.  In practice (at least for me) I got a little jumbled up when I was making those corner triangle pieces.  For some reason even though I had measured and cut my pieces precisely and sewn the right seam allowance and all that business, I ended up with some wonky just ever so slightly too small pieces . . . it just wasn't working.  I redid the corners and I'm much happier with the result.  It's actually exactly 12.5"!  Like it's supposed to be!

Experienced quilters are chuckling right now and I'm ok with it.

Problem?  Sweet Brenda sent me 3 different sheets and um . . . I only used 2.

Would you leave a block like this in 2 prints or scrappy it up with a 3rd?  If so, where would you incorporate the 3rd print?  The corners?

Dear Brenda,
   I can redo this block for you and incorporate your 3 print if you want.  I promise you won't hurt my feelings if you request that I rip this block apart and start over.  :)
                     Your bee friend,

****This block was made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track my journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****


Ronni and Sean July 16, 2010 at 6:36 AM  

I would probably cut out the center of each of those blocks in a star shape and then sew in the third, I'm just kidding, I wouldn't do that at all. :)

I think it looks great just how you have it!

Skooks July 16, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

Ok . . . at first I thought you were serious and all I was thinking was, "IS SHE CRAZY?!"

I do have to figure out how to incorporate that 3rd sheet though . . . :P

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