June Happenings or Not

I had a very slow May in getting things accomplished and June is starting out slow too.  I need to pick up the pace.  Anyone who has followed me knows I like to start and finish a project, before I move to the next one.  I’ll give a little when it is blocks for swaps, charities and bees.  I can squeeze those in with my current project.

Currently, I have three, yes three projects in the works.

I think the last few projects are giving me lessons to learn and not much progress.

First up was Purple Diamonds.

 

I was loving how this was turning out, until the wash and the seam pop.  

I have been pondering the fix and not wanting to jump in until I have thought it through.  Don’t want to fix one mistake with another.  So this is on hold for now.

Lesson #1 be sure the 1/4″ seam is accurate.  Check both sides of the block.

 

Second Project is June OMG.

I started to put together some charity baby quilts with the blocks.  First up looks cute until I look at the sides, which don’t match up.  So I am off to do some investigation, which I am sure will involve a seam ripper.

 

Lesson #2, measure each block after it is completed.  Measure each block after it is ironed.  Measure each block before you put on sashing.  Another words, be sure your block is exact.

 

Third up is my Bee Hive Lily Pad June block.  It is another paper pieced block.  Blossom Hearts Quilts – Busy Block

 

I have it completed, but a few of the pieces have loose edges at the seam.  I am thinking that I didn’t sew all the way to the 6 1/2″ edge of the block.  Today I will be correcting that block.

Lesson #3 on paper piecing sew to the outer edge of the block.

 

In my heart today I would like to start a new project, but my head won’t let me.  I need to get this block done and work on my June OMG, then I can start something new.

 

Linking up with:

Quilt Fabrication – MidWeek Makers

Mama Spark – WIP with Friends

Sew Fresh Quilts – Let’s Bee Social

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. June 7, 2017 / 10:16 am

    I hope that you are able to easily identify the problems and work to find solutions so you can move forward. Sometimes I puzzle on them without really working with them for a long time and then feel silly for having worried over it for so long because it turns out to be an easier fix than I had thought.

  2. June 7, 2017 / 10:28 am

    Hi Jan,
    Oh, I love those Purple Diamonds, from what I can see. I am so sorry about the seam popping out. Darn it. I also love the dark gray on the June baby quilt – it sure makes those color pop. ~smile~
    Roseanne

  3. June 7, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    What a bummer the seam popped. Either it’s going to have to be stitched by hand, or with a narrow zigzag as for applique. Do you have enough seam allowance with the white? I would stitch that side to the batik, since there’s not much batik to fold under. Hope you get it fixed – it looks like a pretty quilt! Hope others visit from Midweek Makers to offer suggestions too.

  4. June 7, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Looks like some ambitious projects! Thanks for linking up!!

  5. Rose
    June 8, 2017 / 12:52 am

    Ooooh, you have some problems, sister, but they can be fixed. Perfection is nice but sometimes it’s not fun. So don’t be so hard on yourself. And sometimes you have to take a break and work on something that’s not precise but a no-brainer. BTW, I really like the gray triangle on white print in our paper piece block.

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