Instead, I put this block back together.
First, I had to figure out why it kept coming out oversize. Each subunit had been trimmed to the exact size. So, it had to be the final assembly. I checked my seam allowance, and sure enough, it was about 4 threads too narrow. I fixed that and the block went together pretty quick. I used Sally Collins’ suggestion and measured sub units before I proceeded. Doing that, i made sure that two squares being sewn to two other squares were ending up at the right dimension. I did that at each step of the assembly. So, this time, of course, it came out at an exact 12 and ONE HALF. Whoo-hoo. Now I won’t be ashamed to turn it in to the bee.
Tomorrow is the class with Sally Collins. I just finished reading her book. And, I just thought to put her book in my bag so I can ask her to sign it. Everything is packed except the white chalk pencil and my small ironing surface. Surely I can remember to put TWO things in my bag before I leave tomorrow.
I feel like a kid on Christmas eve. It’s like it can’t actually be happening. I’ve been looking forward to this class since last year when I found out she was coming. Is that sad or what? I really need to get out more. Find some new measures of excitement.
Have a great Friday. The weekend is nigh. Hope you’re either getting April showers or at least thawing ice. And, if you are getting April showers, hope they’re a gentle rain and not the stuff I saw on the news this morning.