It’s time for an update on my Aviatrix Medallion Quilt.
In my previous post on this project, I had just completed the centre star – a time consuming task involving matching the points on 72 diamonds!
Border #1 is made up of half square triangles and unfortunately this is where I had a few problems…
I sewed with what I thought was a “scant” quarter inch seam but unfortunately, my scant seam turned out to be WAY too scant! I ended up with squares slightly too large and therefore border strips too long. As apparent in the following photo, when I attached these border strips to the medallion centre, I had trouble matching the corner points and the fabric refused to sit flat.
Note: I originally wasn’t going to show this photo as I felt quite embarrassed that I had made such a simple sewing error! But then I figured, this is my journal and I should be completely honest. And I will check my quarter inch seam diligently from now on!!
After a lot of unpicking and re-sewing (not to mention cursing and swearing!), I have a result I am much happier with 🙂
I am now quite a bit behind in my Aviatrix Medallion class with Jess Frost (The Elven Garden) so I will be spending quite a few hours in this next fortnight trying to catch up!
I have already made a start on my Border #2
and Border #3 blocks.
A question for you : Have you ever made any sewing/quilting errors that you feel embarrassed about?
Come on, be honest and tell me I’m not alone!