“Measure twice, cut once,” said the old craftsman.
Only careful planning and patient skill make a dovetail.
Well today’s post is not about making a dovetail joint, but it is about patient skill, which has never been my strong suit…..the patient part that is.
Remember back in this post where I thought I would give machine quilting a try….and failed? Well where I lack patience I tend to overcompensate with tenacity. (some
Ken might call it stubbornness)
So merrily I start piecing these fabulous little charm squares. Back in the day when I used to hand piece, the thing I hated most was cutting out all of those little pieces, so I am very excited to try patterns with pre-cut fabrics.
Ok….so back to the piecing. First block and my points are off again…arrrgghhh. This machine sewing is not as easy as it looks. You have a lot less control than you do when you are hand piecing.
Out comes my trusty quilting bible. I read the section on machine piecing and try again this time really being careful about pinning my seams.
Much better!! Look at those points….they are a thing of beauty I tell you! Scary how these little things excite me isn’t it?
which is called a disappearing nine patch. Isn’t it pretty?
Six of the eight blocks are finished and so far I don't feel like chucking it…..yay! This is how I spent my weekend in between harvesting the garden which I will tell you about soon….it’s all good~ ~