|Civil War Log Cabin - Block #11|
This Texas Tears block is a different story. I sewed it up and just knew it was wrong! My first clue was: points should not be cut off in a block. So I used my seam ripper and removed all those extra pieces. I didn't take a picture of it - so I laid the incorrect piece on top so you can see what it used to look like (right side of block) the left is where I corrected it.
|See that point cut off on the right hand side? That's just NOT correct.|
So I remeasured my squares, reread the cutting instructions - did a bit of wiggling, both in my head and with the fabrics. Here's what I realized. I was lining up the triangles to sew them.
After all isn't that one of the first things we learn to do when sewing? Well in this case that's WRONG.
I moved the triangles over to 1/4 of an inch - because don't those little corners usually get cut off after sewing? It seemed worth a try.
Then did it again for the other side.....
And WA LA!!
Perfect Points! (hehehe - almost perfect points)
|My completed and looking good, Texas Tears Block.|