December 7, 2020 at 1:12 pm #1748[email protected]Participant
With only two blocks to go, and the year’s end rapidly approaching, it is time for reflection… what did I learn by participating in the 2Q Mystery Quilt?
Firstly – I need a new machine! Mine “old faithful” now bogs on multiple thicknesses (not good when EVERYTHING in quilting involves multiple thicknesses!) and the 1/4″ seam is suspect too. Santa, are you listening?
Secondly – the old quilting adage “accuracy, accuracy and accuracy” still applies. Hopefully more often…
Thirdly – the “four-in-one” method of doing flying geese blocks is DE BOMBE! Especially with those tiny 1″ x 2″ flying geese, it gives much greater accuracy (see point 2).
Fourthly, trimming every unit to the exact size before attaching it to the next unit in making up the blocks has made it so much easier to get the final product an exact 6½” square (see point 2 again!!).
I’ve LOVED the challenge of the Mystery Quilt, and the Monday excitement (well, most Mondays…) of finding a new block to create. I’m looking forward to seeing pics of the completed quilts, and hope that there is space in the next 2Q Quilt Show for all (some?) of the final results to be displayed.
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