I need to finish 12 blocks in 30's fabrics - six each using two block patterns from the 30's - and get them mailed by the end of the month for a block swap on the 30's yahoo group. Today seemed like a good day to start. My two blocks were in an old book and used templates. Easy peasy - just measure the templates for rotary cutting directions. Whoops! Both blocks contained quite a few measurements that included 16th's of an inch. Ick! I'd already started the first block in which 3 of the five shapes measured X x/16". I forged ahead and finished one and it turned out OK. It actually wasn't that hard to cut half way between two of the eighth-inch markings. The block is called "Tea Party", and is in this book, published in 1988. I'm very pleased with how these turned out!
|These fabrics are bright!|
Here is what is left. I'll deal with this mess tomorrow. (And I'll fix that block. If I'd not looked at the picture I never would have noticed that!)