Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I almost broke my arm ...

... patting myself on the back!

I was SEW proud of myself for thinking through the pressing of the chandelier bead blocks back in January when I started making 8 per month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I even put a note to myself in the box where I had recorded what size pieces I needed for the blocks to "observe pressing instructions"!

What I failed to note was on which end of the longer background piece to sew the corner square!

Can you see the difference?  While the block LOOKS the same, the location of the corner squares is different.  Apparently I sewed some months with the square on top, and other months with the square on the bottom.  sigh

My last pressing of each block was all in one direction.  That way I should be able to turn the next block in the opposite direction to get the seams to nest.

Down on the left, up on the right
Thankfully I only had to twist a few seams to make everything nest!

Note to self:  make your notes more explicit!!

I'm happy to report that I found fabric for the setting triangles and I am about 6 long seams shy of a flimsy!


  1. I wouldn't worry too much about that if I were you, Libby. It will quilt out!! :o))

  2. Go Libby! I make 'rules' like that for myself also :)

  3. It's all in the details isn't it? Looking forward to seeing the finished flimsy.

  4. Oh! I do that sort of thing, too. I'm better off drawing a diagram than just leaving myself a note... (And that's when I remember to do *either*!)

  5. I had to Google Chandelier Bead blocks to see a finished quilt - how neat that will be! I like it very much so far.
    I'm going to take a note from your book and leave myself notes (even if I leave something out!) I found a project box the other day with pieces cut and some HSTs made, and I have NO idea what they are for!

    1. Hah! I just looked on your previous post and there I could have seen how your chandelier blocks will look - I love it!


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