I managed to get one more block complete yesterday – two more blocks and I can sew another row onto the quilt bringing it to 5 rows by 5 rows (60” x 60”) but that will be next week maybe. Several people have asked me how to do Y seams so they turn out nicely – awhile back on my side bar under tutorials I posted some step by step photos of this under Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the Crosses. If you go to step #9 and #10 you can see how I do these. I believe this was a 3 part tutorial on how to put a whole block together. I hope this helps. It is very important to leave that seam allowance free in the corners as I show so you can “turn” your fabric.
This is the block finished today.
The next block
All of these waiting in line to be used. I printed and cut more today.
I had such a headache for most of the day that I didn’t go exercise like I had planned. Instead I did manage to finish putting away the Christmas decorations and vacuum and wash the kitchen floor. Finally in the middle of the afternoon the headache cleared up and then was when I got busy on the cutting of these pieces above.
I need to get back to work on the quilting of both quilts in progress as well – I haven’t done much quilting lately!