Sunday, February 20, 2011

My first block!

I am doing the blocks in order and just completed number 10. Today I trimmed them all to size and was really nervous about that! What I decided to do was to make a template out of freezer paper cut to size with the 1/4" seam allowance drawn around it. I was able to press it down to each block and was able to see that everything fit within that area. Then I used my ruler to cut. They all came out great. My plan is to go ahead and sew the first 10 together....Can't wait til I get to 20. I am posting block one. I took all the pictures before I trimmed so they are not cut to size in the pictures.


  1. Love the colours and what a great idea to have a template that you can *attach* to each block before you cut, I'll have to remember that one ...

  2. Beautiful! I am also going to remember to use your idea for sizing finished blocks! GOOD!

  3. I like the fabric you used for the urn. Good job stitching the block.

  4. looks really nice.. I think its a great ideia to sew together the 1st 10. I'll do the same even thoough I am not doing in any particular order.

  5. Jane, the block is very pretty. Love the idea for squaring up the block. It is very scary to put rotary cutter to a block that has so many hours into it.

    Happy Stitching,

  6. Jane,
    This a great block. I like the variety of blues in the one block- they work well together. I can't wait to see the other blocks. Make certain to post a photo of them ten when you get them together!


  7. I just received my Civil War Bride Pattern in the mail today!!! waiting for my background fabric that I am thinking of using. I am excited!!


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