Sunday, January 31, 2010

Take 2: Mellisa's Block

I have finished Mellisa's block for the Modern Tradition Bee. I even managed to turn everything the right way this time. Nothing like doing the first one right away making a few mistakes and then waiting till the eleventh hour to try again. Sorry Mellisa but I promise as soon as some of this snow melts I'll have it in the mail to you.

Here's what I learned:
  • Things are not always easier the second time around. After my first attempt at this block going together pretty well I felt confident that the second time around I would be able to just whip it up. But it wasn't as easy as I thought. There is a lot of bulk in some of these seams where several things come together and even though I pressed and pressed it took me a long time to get everything to lay flat.
  • I really like the addition of yellow to the orange and pink combo.
  • It's fun to spend a whole day inside not doing chores and sewing. How do I make that a full time job?


  1. Your new block looks great! My daughter and I use a spritz of starch to get bulky seams to behave. We have Mary Ellen's Best Press but I'm sure there are others.

  2. Greta - Your "not easier the second time around" made me laugh because that is exactly what happened to me. I think my practice one is my best. Funny how it goes. And I second the Best Press (unscented) - works magic.


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