First Blush Block 3 and 4 Oops on both
Where has the month gone?? Last week I worked on blocks 3 and 4 that are in the First Blush book, last month I said I was going to try and do 2 blocks a month…..I barely made it!
I am going to make this a scrappy batik quilt so I just grab whatever batiks are in my stash. No surprise that these are from Island Batik. Here is what the block looks like before you trim it up. Using a 12 1/2″ ruler to square up your block makes trimming it easy (just remember to concentrate).
Here is block 3 all trimmed and ready to go. I forgot that the center point on my 12 1/2″ ruler is 6″ not 6 1/4″. When I lined up the ruler on the center of the block I was off 1/4 inch. Oops! My block is off center. My center points may not be perfect but they are good enough for me.
Once I finished block 3 it was time to work on block 4. It is the same block just a bit smaller. I’m not sure where these batiks came from. I forgot to mention that the background I am using is a premium muslin. I use that a lot with my batiks and printed fabrics.
You can see how the Creative Grid Starburst 30 degree ruler is used.
When you go to trim a block…….
- Lay your ruler on it
- LOOK at the layout
- LOOK at the layout AGAIN!
- Trim your block
Oops on Block 4
Obviously I didn’t look and look again! I was concentrating on getting the center correct and didn’t may attention to the rotation of the block. Oops! This even made the block off center.
Blocks 3 and 4 are completed! Not perfect but I’m not going to remake them. Once they are in the quilt I doubt anyone will notice. Would you remake them?
So far I have 4 blocks made, there will be 24 blocks in the quilt and the finished size will be 97 1/2″ x 97 1/2″ – that is going to be a big beautiful quilt!
If you missed my post about Block 1 and using the 12 1/2″ ruler you can find it here.
If you missed Block 2 of First Blush be sure and check it out.
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