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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Craftsy January Block

Well, I've finished the January block in the Craftsy 2013 Block of the Month.  Laura, the instructor, is starting out nice and slow, and from the comments on the course, there are many beginners, so that is a good thing.

Here are mine.

January block

I forget what she calls them.  Something like wonky log cabin, or uneven log cabin - in any event, the light strips are 1 1/2 inch wide and the pink strips are 2 1/2 inches wide.

One thing I really like with the instructions are that she gives the size of the block at each step in the process. So, you can check your piecing before you get to the end and find out your finished block is 1/2 inch too big or too small!  For this block, of course, it's easy to figure out yourself, but I found that really frustrating when I was working on the Freebie Fifteen blocks.  You were working with squares that were, say, 3 5/16, cut on the diagonal twice and sewn to other pieces, and set on the diagonal, and you had no idea what size they were to end up!  All you designers out there, keep that in mind!  Tell us the measurements at each stage in the construction, please!

1 comment:

Michelle G said...

It is a beautiful block.