Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Quilt-Along Progress - Block 3

I started working on block 3 of the quilt-along Sunday and had a portion of it assembled before I put it aside because of the heat. It is so hard for me to work when my hands are sticking to the ruler, causing it to shift every time I make a cut. I began working on my block again on Monday, early enough that the heat wouldn't create a problem.
The block consists of four pinwheel blocks separated by a narrow sashing. I've worked with half-square triangles many times before with minimal problems. But for some reason, I had issues with these pinwheels. I frog stitched. I restitched the seams. And I still had problems with the points on a couple of the pinwheel blocks. I began to feel like one of Kaye Wood's pointless people!
Generally, I don't pin my seams as I've found greater success in matching seams using just my hands. However, at this point I was willing to try anything. Failure. 
So, I frog stitched and restitched the seams and here is block 3 of the quilt-along:
My mother-in-law once told me I was the only one who saw my imperfections. Words of wisdom... She was right. We can be so hard on ourselves, unnecessarily at times.
This is my progress so far.  I think it will be a beautiful quilt once I'm finished. Next I will work on block 4 and if I finish it today, I'll be caught up with the group.
What's on your mind today?


JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Ohh this is coming out so great - can't wait to see the rest of them. Isn't this cooler weather great?

Sharon T in Yountville said...

It looks great Dena!! I love the layout and pattern, I might have to play along!! I do have some words for your concern about perfection in your points.....think of them as great friends. You don't expect them to be perfect, right? As long as my points all get along, I'm happy.