I finished all the squares for the red and white quilt. I must say that the instructions were not prepared for the novice quilter! I found setting the diamond focus fabric in the larger block to be a bit challenging … a nice diagram would have helped. Here are the instructions: “Position a fabric G 4-1/2″ square in opposite corners of a fabric B 8-1/2″ square. Sew in a diagonal line from corner to corner on each fabric G square. Trim 1/4″ from stitching line, fold out triangle and press. Repeat in the remaining two corners to make the center of the block.” Huh? It took a bit of practice to figure out what the heck they were saying.
My other complaint is that — as I posted yesterday — the fabrics are not labeled. I labeled the myself, but I still managed to sew the outsides of Block 1 to the middle of Block 2. I didn’t realize this until all of Block 1 was finished. I can blame this mistake mostly on myself, but I didn’t rip it out.
The fabric is gorgeous and I’m excited to get the borders sewn on.