My picture quality sucks today. I’m sorry. Too tired. Need to learn more. Etc.
I needed a block that was quick and easy and found this one. The name of it makes me think of my friend Beth (Hi Beth!). Once upon a time she and her family lived in this little oasis beside a set of stairs called Jacob’s Ladder (now this is how I remember it so if it isn’t called Jacob’s ladder don’t tell me, I’m living in my dreams and I like it here). My great friend Lesley (Hi Lesley!) and I would go over to Beth’s house in the morning sometimes and Beth because she is Suzie Homemaker would have just whipped up a batch of muffins. We would sit and eat muffins and talk and let me tell you, those were some of my favouritest days of my life. I miss those days. A couple times we even climbed up that ladder and went for a walk.
Second week in a row where I’m not happy with my fabric choices! I need more scraps. I wanted to use the easy method of doing this so I needed some larger scraps and those were far and few between. I’m trying really, really hard not to dig into my fabric supply and just stick with scraps. I digress. So this weeks turned out even better than last weeks. Look at these points!
The points int he middle are spot on. DON’T LOOK AT THE OTHER POINTS because they aren’t as good. But this one is marvelous. I have no clue how long it will take me to learn to take time to square up my blocks. It’s not like it takes a long time to do and it will make the end product so much better. Next week I will make sure to do this.
See that middle point in the above picture. Spot on! The blocks lined up perfectly! Then when I don’t take the time to square the rest (and I knew this would be an issue before I sewed it but I seemed not to care last night) this is what happens.
That is one sad match up point! If this was for a quilt for someone else I would be ripping that sucker apart. Is there really a thing as a perfect quilt? I say there isn’t. I feel like every quilt I’ve made there are always areas where I would have done something different, one point that didn’t match exactly or just one fabric choice I would change. To me that is what makes quilts so beautiful, they are like humans, their little ‘flaws’ make them unique and more loveable. What do you think?