Test Blocks

We all have “those” days in the sewing room.
I wanted to make a few blocks of the Blue Hawaii pattern to see how it looked with the grey background fabric. I cut the green pieces correctly, but cut some grey pieces the wrong size. Because of the cutting error, I sewed the wrong green pieces to the grey pieces.
I laid the sections out to sew together and realized my mistake. I unstitched both blocks and restitched them correctly.
This is why you should always make a test block. I was on my way to making a very different quilt from the one I intended to make.
test blocks
I still managed to sew one of the grey pieces with the back of the fabric on the front of the block. I will not be tearing that block apart for a second time.
The grey background gives the blocks the look I wanted. Now I can cut the pieces for all the blocks……..carefully.

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4 Responses to Test Blocks

  1. Laura says:

    I know test blocks are a good idea, for obvious reasons, but I am usually too excited about a new project to make one. Ha, ha!

  2. Laura Kate says:

    I look forward to seeing how these strips are cut into blocks. Piecing is still a bit of a mystery to me.

  3. chrisknits says:

    I sewed and ripped on multiple projects yesterday. I think I was in a fog! LOL But most likely it was the fact I was feeling under the weather and just should not have been sewing.

  4. Joyce Crabtree says:

    This is a different quilt for you. I’m curious to see the completed project.

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