Yes, I’m mellowing…

There’s a block in the secret project that has 16 points that meet in the center. I drew this block and knew it would be bulky. I also know that it is possible to make the points (mostly) match (there is that one that is way off)…

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The problem is that even when the points match, the seam allowances on the back are still there…

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It’s like a little mountain in the middle of the block. I could hammer the seams flat, but that’s not a great fix. You know what is a good fix? A circle appliqued over the center which allows me to cut away the bulk AND which is really cute on the block! Done!

In my younger, more hard-core days, I would have worked and worked to on these points. I feel much calmer now that I am willing to let go of some of my perfectionist tendencies :-).

19 thoughts on “Yes, I’m mellowing…

  1. I’m with you! Sometimes done is good. I think we all try to do our best work and sometimes it’s not perfect but that’s OK.

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  2. There is a block like that in the Dear Jane quilt. I figured out immediately after I got all of those points sewn together why Jane added that circle.

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  3. What a mess! I love your solution and yes, I did make that Dear Jane block with the center circle and I am glad Jane did that, too.

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  4. I think it’s hard enough to get 8 points to match nevermind twice that. Besides hiding bulky seams, the circle adds interest so keep it going!

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