Last summer on the Carolina Shop Hop I bought kits for a few of the blocks I really liked. Yesterday I finally tackled the Delectable Mountain block kit. I was disappointed with the instructions ( some unusual seams ) and unhappy with my finished block because it was too large and I did not want to trim off my points. Last night I started taking the block apart. I drew the block in EQ to find out the correct size for components. Today I did some more unsewing and approached the block from a different direction.
The original directions said to construct the mountain units first. This time I started from the middle and built out, sewing the border of half-square triangles on last. It worked much better and the finished block is the correct size. Now I could even make more with a lot less trouble.
I found out this afternoon that I need to get started on blocks for a quilt I’m helping Irene with. They are fairly simple and finish at 9”. We’re using batiks and making a positive and a reverse of each set of colors. So far I have made 3 sets. Since she already has 64 blocks, it should not take long to have enough for a full size bed quilt.