Saturday, September 4, 2010

hindsight is 20/20

Well, it's been pretty much unanimous that I alternate the batiks, so that is what I'll do!  And I think that is probably how I would have voted too :)
Here are 4 blocks sewn together:

In hindsight, I probably should have done the preplanning for this quilt and done it in blocks of 4 pieces (two prints, 2 batiks) and then done the sashing - because it is a BEAR to line up those mid-block sashing pieces on a diamond!  You cannot line up the stitching lines on the edge of the block like you can on a square block - you have to line up the stitching lines 1/4'' away from the edge!  Diamonds with sashing is definitely NOT for the faint of heart!  I'm up for the challenge, but it is definitely not for everybody!


  1. Ahhh, hindsight is always 20/20, isn't it?! The good thing is that will never happen again LOL! Sashing can be such a tricky thing anyway. Doing it on a diamond? Yeech! Brave girl!I think it's going to look great - I can't wait to see it finished.

  2. It's won't happen again because I probably won't ever do another diamond quilt again! LOL! I got half of it assembled last night! My 16 yr. old son gave it a thumbs up and named it for me. "Wild Thang" will be it's name, LOL.