I was getting 12.5" blocks. Or so I thought.
My request was for Hunters Star. 12.5" blocks. Green star with white background..... No brights.
Well this is what I got.....
I know that it is a risk when you join a swap, I accept that. It is always a challenge to work out how to put the blocks to good use. Putting them together and having a finished product.
Some were even sewn in reverse. This happens with paper piecing. So I unpicked and reversed 3 blocks.
|Fixing the reverse blocks.|
As you can see they weren't that accurate. Some measured 11.5"
|This one was way out...|
One was bright, One had a green background.
|Green background and brights.. oh well|
Look at the different sizes...
|Mmm,.some size variance|
What was I to do with them. I still wanted to use them. They were still good and made with love.
So I cut them all back to 11.5"
|All trimmed ready for stitching together.|
And sewed 2 borders on them. I extended the stars in the first border.
I have a wide border to allow for quilting and trimming.
This now measures 45"
|All ready for quilting|