what is wrong with this picture?

What is wrong with this picture??

I finished up the 2nd block and thought I would join it to the one I already had completed. WHAT? It does not even begin to match up. So what did I do wrong?

The first one, on the right---the interior strips/squares finishes at 1 inch. Turns out the directions on proficient needle said to cut it 1 1/4 inches from the center seam. (One seam is already enclosed from the initial 4 patch)

The one on the left---the interior strips/squares finish at 1 1/4. DUH! Someone that looks a lot like me did not look at the directions again and cut it 1 1/2.

But you know what? I think I like it better that way. Usually the smallest piece I work with is 1 1/2 inches, foundation piecing being the only exception. Surprisingly, the finished block is the same size--11 inches. Good thing that I caught it early and I will only waste one block with my boo boo It can go in something else down the line---abandoned block quilt or a row quilt that is in the donation stuff.

Also note the pile of white or near white fabric UGH. I do not feel like standing in front of a steam iron to press all that. The a/c is working double time trying to keep up and I still have to keep a fan blowing. (He has it set for 80 only because it does not agree with the thermometer set in the living room---which is lower.) Block sewing, it is.


  1. Oh, Linda. Good for you finding your mistake. I've tried D5P a couple of times and for me there is lots of tedious ironing. I liked to iron the seams open so as not to get so confused on which way they go. Your quilt will look stunning. Sorry about your heat wave!


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