Back one month ago, I was delighted to join the “T” Block Sew – Along that is being host by Bella of
Some of you may remember her excellent post on the history of this block ~ The “T” possibly standing for the Temperance Movement…..
With so many projects on my plate I was hesitant but decided to dive right in and participate and I am so happy I did. Bella will be providing a new block pattern with instructions each month. I have posted from Bella’s page the following
From November 2018 – November 2019 we will be making “T” blocks: One new variation each month
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In preparation for beginning, I printed out the instructions, picked out my fabric, drew out and cut my templates.
I also found it helpful to go on to youtube to look at a short tutorial on this block. I must admit I got a bit lost when it came to making the flying geese. But once I got past that success was around the corner – semi success that is. My block turned out 1/2 inch wrong, my second attempt was the right size but two corner pieces were way to short – my measurements were off again somehow but it sure looks good before assembling 🙂
Here is my first block for the first month of the sew along
Bella sent extremely detailed instruction and she was there to answer all my questions during the process, of which I had quite a few. I am working this project all by hand, no machine for this beauty. It’s a block in a day and even with hand stitching it was easy to get the block done in a few hours. I also may try reworking this block with the solid material as the T.
I am so excited to be participating in this sew along. I think it is going to not only be fun but it is going to improve my skill and quilting knowledge. There is plenty of time to join in and sew along so if your on the fence about doing this I say…join us.
If you would like to participate in the sew along click here. You can also visit the other participants by clicking on their link below. Happy Quilting!
Please take a moment to jump over to Bella and Nanette’s page to see their blocks