Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What’s On My Design Wall

On the wall proper are my Just Take Two Blocks that I worked on last week.  About all that has changed is that I have some of these blocks sewn together.  The blocks on the left – except for the flying geese are from April 1st.  I still need to get the compass block done from March 15th then I can sew the section together.

The Eeyore quilt is stalled.  I really need to get back to it, but I got side tracked on the block that I’m making for the Red, White & Blue Blog Hop in July.  I can’t show that yet, so I thought to get something up on the wall that I can show and that is new, I would work on a couple of this month’s UFO blocks.

How hard could this block possibly be?

The instructions indicated the block could be paper pieced.  As much as I’m not a fan of paper piecing, I thought ‘cool’.  I printed my foundation papers (I need two trees a red one and a green one), found my fabric and started to work on the block.

This is as far as I got.  Do you see the problem?  Let me get closer…

The first two rows went together just fine.  I got the tree fabric for the third row on and it’s OK as well.  But there’s no way to go further. I need two seams on the next fabric — the one I have pinned on the right and the one on the bottom.

I pulled the instructions out to see what I was doing wrong.  The instructions show the first two rows, then stop.  Uh… did anyone attempt to paper piece this block completely?

Well, I guess I’ll pull out the templates and start over.

In the meantime, I think I’ll check out the design walls linked up at Patchwork Times.

2 Thoughts on “What’s On My Design Wall

  1. I had a similar experience just today with paper piecing. The numbers were given in the wrong order and it made a complete mess. I quit for the day but got busy renumbering the sections so when I get back to it it will go together right. Best of luck with yours.

  2. At first I didn’t see the problem but then WOW! You could cut the pattern apart between every other row and then put it together but that is way too much work. I’d just piece each row separately. Did you let the pattern company know?

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