It also provided opportunity for me to finish my second block in the "Aiming for Accuracy" challenge. I may rename it the "Reaffirming my Conviction that Accuracy is not Everything" challenge. Not that I am finding my cutting less than stellar or anything.
|Yep. There's the Daisy petal, still not attached to the Daisy vest! But the block is cute.|
Overall this was a fun block to make, and quite straightforward. However, and you know with me there is always a however, as I mentioned in post about my first block, I think my troubles with accuracy stem much more from my cutting than my piecing. Since I am one of those people who wrongly relies on the lines on my mat to cut my pieces, this time I tried cutting on the back of my mat, using only the ruler as a guide.
It kind of sucked, truthfully.
Not only did the mat/ruler combo keep slipping due to the fact that the reverse side of the mat is not conveniently all scuffed up from use, but the pinwheely block portions shown start with a 7" square. I can't cut a 7" square with just my 6 x 24 ruler and an unlined mat, can I? The answer is no. I am not magical, and cannot. So although I tried something new, it didn't work out for me as well as I might have hoped.
In good and not so grumpy news, though, I do think this block is quite adorbs. Especially because I was intelligent enough to replace the fabric I originally chose for the center and outer squares. Because this:
|What was I thinking? I blame the 2000% humidity.|
with the pink was embarrassingly, completely, appallingly awful. I was excited to find the gray/pink colorway of this same print in my pile, and enjoyed using the directional trees in the block.
So two down, lots more to go!