Friday, January 22, 2010

The Nine Patch

I am taking a beginning quilting class. In class we made a nine patch block and a rail block. My rail block did not turn out well. Let's just say piecing quilt blocks is not as easy as it looks and that darn 1/4 inch seam is going to be the death of me.

Last night I was practicing sewing a 1/4 inch seam and was gaining more confindence with it. I decided to go ahead and try the nine patch challenge block, the chain block . (For each block we do in class we have one challenge block to try at home as homework.) I was able to get all the pieces cut and started piecing it together. However after ripping out a seam four times because my darn sewing machine decided it wouldn't feed straight (I'm blaming the machine and excusing any human error!) I decided to call it a night.