I successfully made the intricately pieced star for the Edyta Sitar quilt. Now I'm trying to make the little stars that surround it. The top one I pieced with my machine. BIG NO! It doesn't lay flat! And it's too small. So hand pieced the middle one with 3/16" seams. Again - not right. This one measured too big. So I hand pieced the bottom one using 1/4" seams. Too little.
At this point, I finally decided to measure the little stars against the big star. The problem is that the little stars are the correct size, BUT the big star is the wrong size, I think. So what do I do now???? UGH!!! The pattern is correct, I'm sure...it's my piecing that's the problem. I'm going to put this aside for a day or two and then come back and figure it out.
I've made several little cheddar bowtie blocks. I'll try to make a few per day. I'll need hundreds of them.
The postal service continues to annoy me. I want to support USPS - they need all the support they can get. However, they need to be more consistent. I got a ruler back in the mail yesterday with a sticker saying the contents were too rigid. WHAT? That was a first for me. I sent it out again today and hope it will go through this time. Another ruler was apparently lost somewhere along the line - I sent another one out to replace it. Please let me know if you think you should have received your ruler by now and it hasn't arrived -