I am getting much better at feathers! I have found that I do better with them if I Start out upside down, like you would make a heart upside down. But on this project, In the middle of the project, I tried something a little different.
Second problem was when I went to square up my block to 12 1/2 in. it was short by a 1/4 in.!
SCANT 1/4 inch seam. This kinda broke my heart because I purchased a 1/4 inch foot( which I used in the first place). Not only did Amy mention that we should use a scant 1/4 in seam on this block, but ALL quilt blocks because this is standard for quilting. THEN WHY THE HECK DON'T THEY MAKE A SCANT 1/4 IN FOOT??????? Sorry, just had to put that out there.
Back to the drawing board. After watching a few youtube videos on how to mark my machine for a scant 1/4 in seam. I made another block. I used Sewing Edge.
Now my questions for Leah. These questions have nothing to do with the project at hand, but rather my BOM problems. Hope that is OK.
Do you use a scant 1/4 of an inch? It seems to me this would only be required of you wanted you block an exact size, or with a sampler quilt, or BOM.
Second question is Do you Always open your seams, and based on the photo above with open seams with the 7 intersection, could I have gotten it any flatter ?
Oh, I almost forgot, here is what I learned this week. In last weeks post I said I didn't like marking the quilt. BUT... I learned that marking makes FMQ so easy, consistent, and gorgeous! I am definintely willing to mark a quilt if I want it to have a particular pattern or look. It was nice to not have to think about where I was going to stitch next. like Leah has said, what you save in time for one thing, you will make up in another. Or vice versa. what I spent in time on marking, I saved in thinking about my next stitch! Also, i am getting much better with straight stitching a line with FMQ and traveling!!!!
Welp, thats all folks! Back to my sewcation:D