I know that I said that I was taking a break from making quilts, but its just one block. And I don’t want to get behind and find myself furiously stitching block after block a few months from now trying to catch up. It is a Block of the Month Club, after all.
This month’s Sugar Block, titled “Lime Sherbet”, is pretty fun. And putting it together was quick. Well, a lot quicker than I anticipated. Well… that’s not exactly true. I cut the middle white block 1/4″ too small all around and didn’t realize it until I had pieced together the flying geese triangles. I’m a horrifically inaccurate quilt block piecer. So at first, I attributed the mis-matched seams and too short pieces to my inability to sew an accurate 1/4″ seam. But they were actually pretty far off. I checked the measurements and … well. Yeah. Oops.
AND THEN I couldn’t find my seam ripper. Which is this little tool that picks apart sewn seams. How I lost this, I don’t know. I mean, its not like my sewing room is messy or anything.
I’m ashamed to admit that I used this knife to pick apart the seams. Its an Army knife given to me by my soldiers as a going away gift when I left command back in 2007. I’m pretty sure when they gave it to me, they didn’t think I’d use it as a sewing tool.
I’m really liking how they are coming together. Its going to be an awesome quilt when I’m done!