Following Directions

I’ve been working on Little L’s quilt this week. These are the connector blocks to go with the I Spy blocks.

The directions said to press seams open. I hate doing that. But this was my first block. Less than stellar. BTW, the red strips finish at a half inch.

So I followed the directions on my next try.

That looks better. To trim these, I place them on my 3 1/2 inch die and run it through.

Still not perfect, but definitely better.

Sometimes it pays to follow directions. And here’s a teaser of a small area of the layout.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Following Directions

  1. Jannette B. says:

    I’m SO excited to see this quilt done – the eye spy fabrics are so fun!

  2. Oh, my goodness the connecting blocks make that I Spy quilt SO fun! Pressing can make a real difference, can’t it?

  3. Shasta says:

    I’ve made this quilt. It turned out wonderfully. I placed the connecting blocks in a way that made a maze at the same time. So much fun! I didn’t press the seams according to the directions, but from your pictures maybe I should have..

  4. Diane says:

    P Dianeressing the seams open really made a difference. Love it so far.

  5. Val W. says:

    This looks like it will be a fun quilt for your grandson. Yes, sometimes those directions give us fits, and sometimes they are there because someone else has made all the mistakes for us!

  6. rl2b2017 says:

    KATY! So, so, so cute you tease you. And wow, what a difference pressing the seams open made. I don’t usually follow directions either, at least as far as pressing goes. The die cut made short work of trimming and it looks perfect to me. Happy Wednesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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