I’ve been trying to catch up with the Grandmother’s Choice quilt blocks, and I must say after a bit of effort, I’m almost there!
This is block eight – Rocky Road To Kansas. It used a Y seam and I think I did okay. I tried my hand at fussy cutting which I think turned out just fine.
I’m finding it difficult, with all the many fabrics I have in my stash, to find a variety of greens and reds. I’m determined not to buy any more. And I’m forever running out of backgrounds. Do you have that problem?
This one is week nine – Brick Pavement, March On Washington. Secretly I’m quite chuffed with this one. I’m using the 1/16th measurement on my cutting board as Barbara recommended and I’m finding it really does help with the accuracy of some of these more challenging blocks.
I’ve been a quilter for years, and it’s only now that I think I might actually be getting somewhere with my accuracy. The internet has certainly made me rethink a lot of my quilting ‘rules’. It’s a good thing. One is never too old to learn something new!
I am off to make the current week’s block, which is an American Flag block. No disrespect to you American ladies out there, but I might do something different this week. Maybe I’ll try and Australian-ify my block this time.