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Trying to catch up on my BOM blocks

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I finally took a break from the Mystery Quilt or as I affectionately call it “Jinxed”.  I decided I was rushing and making too many mistakes.  As much as I would like to finish something, I want to be happy with it too so I’ve decided to catch up on my Skillbuilder blocks. –I’m a tad behind.

So here is the Shattered Chevron–it took me way longer than it should have.  That happens when you have to re-do just about every seam you sew.  The only part of this block that worked for me was making the HST’s 8 at a time–the only way to make HSTs IMHO.  I love the look of HSTs but trying to get my machine to sew over all those seams, that’s another story.  Surprise!  I made a mistake on this one too and I’m not fixing it.  I know that sounds like a poor attitude but I kind of like the triangle effect in the bottom row so I’m keeping it.

The "modified" Shattered Chevron from Pile O'Fabric's Skillbuilder BOM.

The “modified” Shattered Chevron from Pile O’Fabric’s Skillbuilder BOM.

So, you know how you look at the back of some people’s quilts and they have those perfectly pressed seams?  Mine never look like that–I pin, I press every seam and starch the heck out of it but still it’s not pretty.  What am I doing wrong?

Next up is the Broken Arrow block.  It’s an improv block so I’m sure that I will enjoy it a lot more.    Hopefully, it won’t take me as long to catch up on these next blocks.  I hope your sewing time has been more productive.

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Author: LauraC

I am a working mother of 3 beautiful children and wife of a very supportive husband (that is addicted to running). I love creative endeavors. Quilting is my way to get in touch with myself and unwind and hopefully connect with others too.

4 thoughts on “Trying to catch up on my BOM blocks

  1. I like the mistake, too! It gives it special charm!

  2. Looks 1) like flying geese and 2) like you did it intentionally. You should be all, “I chose to vary the design a bit by turning the bottom row into triangles…” 😉 Great colors, too!

    • I need to work on the “I meant to do that” line but the fact that it looks like flying geese is why I didn’t force myself to rip it out. I’m not sure that chain piecing saves me much time – I can have it all perfectly positioned and then somewhere bt the table and my machine, I sew up the wrong side. Oh well, it’s a sampler so it’s not going to ruin the design of the other blocks.:-)

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