Ha ha! she says.
You may remember this post, where I was whining about the difficult block in the Sand and Sea Glass BOM. If you recall, there was a part of the pattern that looked like this:
The instructions were to cut out all of those tiny little triangles using templates and sew them together. Twice - there are two units. (In case you're not totally insane after the first one.)
After much hemming and hawing, and seriously considering ditching the whole thing, I decided to draft myself a paper piecing pattern.
The entire block is 12 1/2 inches, so you can see how tiny those little triangles really are. This block took me about 6 hours to complete - not including the drafting time.
Here is a close up:
It's not perfect, but it's done. Mr. CQT was taking a careful look at it, and said, "Is there supposed to be that overlap there?" - meaning the cut off parts of the triangles. I snatched it away and replied, "They told me that you non-quilters weren't supposed to notice those things!"
Meanwhile, I had a bit of a setback working on this month's block. The instructions said to cut 12 strips 1.3/16 inch wide. Even with my bifocals, I missed that tiny little dot, and cut them ALL 13/16 inch wide. And sewed them together. Then realized that the resulting strip sets were WAY too small. Oh well - it's only fabric.