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!

4 thoughts on “Square in a Square

  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.

    • 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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