Friday, January 24, 2014

Paper Piecing Friday 1-24-14

 Two More Vintage Revival Blocks Finished...
and these went off without a snaffoo. 

 Cross and Crown
(The red looking points are actually orange. I followed the color wheel for the first time deciding on the colors I was going to use.)

Wheel of Fortune
This one was such fun to make, and it was a snap...and an “intermediate” block.

Now this one has got me so confused I do not know whether I am coming or going. I rechecked all of my measurements, and they are all correct. But, as you can see, the center section is larger than the four side pieces. I have measured and remeasured to no avail. I cannot figure out what went wrong to save my soul. Here are pictures showing the 4 side sections and the ill fitting center section.

Outer Sections and the Middle Piece (it was not paper pieced.)

This is the center section. I have measured all the pieces in this sections and they are what the directions called for.

You can see how well the pieces fir without the center.

You can see here that the middle section does not fit.

What’s going on? I cannot figure it out, but I am moving on and making do.Have fretted and stewed too long.  I trimmed the edges of the two long sides of the middle and sewed it together. 

Here it is sewn...smaller and finished. It such a cute block.
Such a shame it is not the correct size.
I do not have enough scraps left to redo it even if I wanted to.

It is a wee bit smaller than most of my other blocks, but I made it work out. Actually, I have ended up with 4 blocks now that are smaller than the correctly sized ones, so I will just do something else with them and use the good one for the quilt. This is a learning process so I am not expected to get it all right....right?????  Hopefully, next week I will have my first block of my Sew Kitchy Paper Pieced BoM @ Quiet Play. The ones that are posted are so cute. I need a break from the vintage quilt.

The question of the day is:
Do any of you quilters have things like this happen to you?


This post is linked with Paper Piecing Party at Quiet Play.


  1. Your blocks are beautiful! And the color choice is perfect.

  2. Your blocks are beautiful, and yes, I think all quilters have things like this happen. Sometimes things are written wrong, sometimes patterns are wrong and sometimes it is just us!

    One time I paid $6-$8 for a pattern. A rooster wall hanging pattern, and then had to redo part of it myself.

  3. Awful to hear that the pattern is wrong of the last block! Anyway, they look wonderful!!!