Tuesday, November 26, 2019

RED AND WHITE QUILT - 5

I am really struggling with this quilt.  I think the problem is the flying geese.  It said to sew them at a scant 1/4 inch.  OK, what exactly is a scant 1/4 inch?  I know you gals are not much for talking on my blog, but I could really use some answers.  Can I trim the flying geese down to the correct size or do I half to resew them all? 

 I really wondered if I should not of just sewed them all at 1/4 inch, but I tried to listen to these directions which I really think are poor.  Now, they are not lining up exactly and I have to stop and fiddle with each and everyone of them.  When I start, there are three intersections that must match up perfectly on each side of the large square.  First I sew the three little sections that intersect and line them up perfectly and then go back and sew on the rest of the sides.  Is this how you would do it?  One of the intersections is on the backside when I sew, so I was never hitting this correctly and would have to tear it out and correct it.  This is when I decided to sew just the intersections and then go back and sew the rest of the seam.  It would really help if these flying geese were the correct size, so what I really want to know is can I trim them to the correct size or do I need to rip them apart and resew them??????

Here is the square that I was not happy with and I redid it.  It looks much better but it also took quite a while to get everything to line up perfectly.  I even watched Fons and Porter on tv and they were sewing this block.  When it came to attaching the sides correctly, they just skipped over this part and said you just sew on the sides and you are finished.  I knew then that it just isn't so easy or they would of showed how to do it.