Isn’t this one great? Titled, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and I love love love it. I admit, it took a minute or two to grow on me. What the instruction email came showing the block, I wasn’t sold. But now that the block’s been up on my design wall, I really really like it. And I like it even more grouped with its partners.
On a whim, I signed up for the Fancy Tiger hosted monthly Sew Along. Amy, the designer, is a local and teaches at Fancy Tiger – I took a paper piecing class with her last year – and comes and sews along. She’s great. Two other stitchy girls were there too, so the four of sliced and stitched and pressed and chatted for a few hours on Saturday.
I admit that I had a bit of trouble with their class machines. The needle kept coming un-threaded. I kept looking to push the non-existent needle up/down button. My 1/4″ seams were not consistently a 1/4″. The machine must have been really hungry, because it kept eating my fabric! I’m just used to my home machine I suppose.
I got this far that afternoon. I sewed up one row, but then promptly ripped it out when nothing lined up properly. Believe me, I’m not a perfectionist, but this was pretty bad. When I got home, I trimmed all my little blocks to 4.5″ and then sewed the rows together.
It looks much much better now. Even though my points are off, I’m not that concerned. Having some sewing time outside of my house and with other people is more important than a perfectly pieced block. At least for me.