AMQG BOM - Block 3

Friday, March 18, 2011

Block 3 - December - Modern Plaid

Ok, so I didn't really do this in December either.  Actually, I decided I was going to save the remaining blocks of the month for my trip to Japan.  Since I couldn't take my sewing machine with me, though it would have fit nicely in the over-hear compartment, I decided I would try hand piecing for the very first time.  Yikes!  What a disaster.  Not only did I HATE hand piecing, but one thing failed to occur to me:  If you hand piece rows together only to cut the rows into smaller pieces, the rows will fall apart because hand piecing is not as secure as machine piecing.

Check-out below for what I mean.  I pieced rows of white and green together.  Then I needed to rotary cut the entire thing into strips.  After cutting into strips, the white and green did not stay stitched together because the stitching with hand piecing is much too loose.  Lesson learned.  I don't know why that did not occur to me in the first place!

So hand piecing in Tokyo was a bust!  When I got back, I re-sewed the block with my sewing machine. Much better!

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