The class is called, "The Craftsy Block of the Month" with Amy Gibson. The link is HERE . Every month you will learn a new technique and make two blocks.
This month's blocks were a bit more challenging with 1/4" SCANT seams. The written instructions don't mention anything about "scant" seams, but if you don't use them, you end up with smaller blocks. I went back and watched the videos when the Balkan puzzle block was too small and heard Amy mention the SCANT seam on the first seam around the first square. I then went to the discussions (I was feeling like a looser) and found out I wasn't the only one having trouble.
|Balkan Puzzle Block|
The Chunky Chevron Block pattern is made with triangle squares also. This whole block needs to be sewn with SCANT 1/4" seams. Yes, I found this out the hard way, AGAIN. There weren't many posts about this block yet. But, once again, the written instructions mention nothing about SCANT 1/4" seams. WATCH THE VIDEO CLOSELY. Still doesn't help much, but screwing it up will make you figure it out.
|Chunky Chevron Block|
I used a chain sewing technique to put the block together fast. I used a tutorial from the blog, Hooked On Needles, on chain sewing a quilt top, I just used it on my little block. The link to her tutorial is HERE. It made nesting the rows so easy. The only tricky part is pressing the seams, when they are so close together, in opposite directions. Be sure and check out Hooked On Needles. There are some great tutorials.
|January and February Blocks|
I am all caught up on The Craftsy Block of the Month class. Now to get busy on an unfinished project. Really.
Can't wait until the March class,
Linking up with:
Sew Many Ways...
It's So Very Cheri