These fabrics are for my block that I plan on keeping and not what the Queen Bee will be receiving. Here is what I've learned so far.
- Pressing to one side doesn't come naturally to me, but I love the way the seams nest perfectly when joining sections.
- I need to adjust where I sew for a scant quarter-inch seam due to pressing to the side. Otherwise I'm off just a bit.
- Making a template for each piece was the best advice I've taken away from this adventure. I think my previous paper piecing attempts would have been more successful if I'd known to do that.
- Despite the instructions, if I trim all 3 sides of the triangle pieces before joining them, I would consistently end up 1/8-1/4 inch small once the block was put together. So now, I'll trim the 2 inner sides and leave the long edges of my triangles untrimmed until the block is constructed. Then I have no problems squaring my blocks up to 5 1/5 inches.
- The June Tailor Half Square & Quarter Square ruler is perfect for squaring up this block. One of my best purchases ever.