Block number/name: A-12 “Framed Fancy”
Date completed: April 24, 2009
Number of pieces: 41
Notes on block: This block went together fine until I got to the outside “triangles” (they actually had 4 sides… so I guess, technically, they were 4-sided polygons?). Then I had problems. First, I sewed the triangles on flush with each side before realizing they were supposed to overlap. So my block ended up way too big… like 5 ½”. So I ripped all of them off. Of course, the inner pieces had stretched some with that. This meant I had to kind of squoosh them to fit along the new seam. Adding to the frustration was that I didn’t know how far, exactly, the outside piece was supposed to extend beyond the block. I guessed 3/8” and then sewed all my triangles and their inset seams. It wasn’t right. It seemed to be off by about 1/8”. But, at that point, it was close enough. Yay, for my friend, the steam iron!!!