Um. So much harder than I thought it would be. I guess I'm really not that much of a quilter because I found these blocks to be brutally difficult. How is it that all of you are turning these blocks out so quickly and so seemingly effortlessly???
I don't know how much I love the colors in my fruit basket block. I'll probably re-do it. It's a bit too civil-war for my taste, yet I've been balking at too much brightness lately. I think I might make a few more of these 6" blocks for a mini quilt, then start over... making larger blocks (12" maybe) using only the templates I really love for my grand "Farmer's Mistress" quilt. Does that make me a party pooper? I was so so excited for this and now I feel like such a ninny, but perhaps I haven't given it a full and proper try. It took me hours to make both blocks. Hours.
Mostly I wish there was a simple table with measurements for each template piece... my brain hurts from trying to figure out the math on my own. Also, are you girls pressing most of your seams open, or off to one side? I'm catching a lot of bulk in places and I don't like it. Please please please let me know if you have any tips or tricks to share? I'd so appreciate your help... xo amy