I was determined to conquer this quilt! The core problem is that my seam allowance wasn’t perfect in the big star. I measured each seam as I went so I thought I was okay. But obviously I was probably about a thread off in each seam. Not much…but just enough over the course of all those seams to get me off kilter.
I was not going to throw this out! But there’s was no way to correct it at this point in time. And so I decided to draft the small star pattern to fit what I had. This took me several tries! I would draft a pattern, sew a sample, and it wouldn’t fit. Over and over I did this. I would like to say my knowledge of engineering and calculus helped me solve this problem. But, no, it was simply trial and error.
But I finally did it! Yay! I’m on my way now! More small stars and small half stars to make just for this one block, but I’m now making progress. I’m hand piecing these small stars. Yes, this quilt will take a long time! But I’ve got time!
Here is some show and tell from this week’s Curved Hexie Stitch Along. I think in my video I called it, “Curved Stitchy Hexalong.” Haha.
Someone wrote me: “Well, didn’t you have a little bit of a sadistic streak in you with those teeny, tiny points this week. But, the video sure helped.”
You are learning something new! Isn’t that a good feeling???
I’ve always wanted to make a star quilt but have hesitated, probably for all the reasons you pointed out. Love your curved hexies.ReplyDelete