52 is the number of seams I ripped out today so that I could trim 52 HST to 2 inches. Last Saturday my mom and I had a sewing date and I haven't touched Bertha since. Today I decided to get back to it and I picked up my Hello Betty quilt again. Now might be a good time to mention that my house is in total disarray as my brother in law has moved in with us for a while. Needless to say I wasn't prepared when I got to my mom's last weekend. I forgot my 1/4 inch foot among many other things. In my haste I went ahead and sewed those little HST to the ends of the strips thinking that I could always fix them later. Yeah that didn't work out quite like I saw it in my head so the seam ripper it was.
Corey's instructions were easy enough to follow I had a really hard time with these blocks. I have a particular way I like to make HST and if I had thought it through enough I would have just stuck to what I know instead. Also I have found that when using precuts it's a little more fussy to get everything just so. I don't know if it's because there are slight variances in the precuts, if it's because those little spikes on the ends kind of freak me out, or if I just don't know how to sew a straight line. In any case I always find cutting up precuts and putting them back together to be a little more complicated.