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Square in a Square

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Square in a square block

This block was an adventure in frustration. I cut the colorful center block so the medallion was perfectly centered — so why did it not come out perfectly centered on my final block? Perhaps because of all the reverse sewing — I could not get the four black and white corner pieces to fit the way the photo in the pattern book shows. After much frustration, I check out the tutorials offered by our sewing group admin and find that the pattern book photo is misleading. I also learned how to sew a scant quarter inch. So here is my block, the exact, perfect size, but just a bit off kilter — like me.

Block two, adieu!

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Well it looks fine to me. I always find I learn something when i make a mistake with quilting. I suppose that’s true of life generally. Good thing with quilting you can fiddle it!
    Good choice of fabrics.

    1. Winifred, have you seen the Gypsy Wife Quilt pattern? As a relatively new quilter, this is probably over my head, but that’s the way I always tend to do things. I am enjoying myself and have picked out some truly crazy fabrics for this quilt. I’m mostly going with Tula Pink and Kaffe Fawcett. It will be scrappy and wild.

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