Temecula Quilt Company offered up a Summer Block of the Week program that I could not resist! Between the fabrics they are known for and the different type of design... I have been having a fun time stitching on this one! Most of the Block of the Month and/or Block of the Week programs are just that... blocks! What is fun about this one is that it started with a center medallion and each week we receive fabric and piecing instructions for a border! Love the concept!
I did fall a bit behind on the mailings as I wanted to finish the horse rug before starting another project... so, here's the quick run of the first 5 weeks...
A note about Week 4... I am relatively new to quilting, which makes me not very familiar with all of the piecing techniques. When I got to this "quarter square triangle border", I nearly threw in the towel on this project! I had accurately cut all the pieces to the proper size... but, when I started piecing the triangles together, the length of my border finished at about 1-1/2" too long... so, I brought out the seam ripper and began to take it apart... and when I tried again, the same thing happened! :-(
So, I put my head in my hands and threw a mini "boo-hoo-pitty-party"!!! I whined something like "dang it! I don't know what I'm doing wrong here... I'm never going to get this border right... and even though I REALLY want to finish this quilt... I just may have to stop here... ahhhhh... boo-hoo-hoooooo!" lol! BUT, then I remembered my 24/7 mentor "Youtube"... ;-) Yes, there is a trick to this, and there is ONE video on Youtube that explains it! So, if there is anyone else that got stuck at this point of the series... here's the "secret":
And after following those tips, the border finished up the right size and I was then able to continue on to the next border...
That makes me all caught up to the mailings now... Week 6 should arrive this Friday or Monday...
Until next time.... stay healthy & keep on smiling!