Thursday, September 30, 2010

Less Than Perfect

Any directions that start with a request to measure 14 squares 1 and 3/8 inches and cut them in half to yield 24 HST pieces is bound to lead to trouble. I pieced as carefully as I could and tried to iron gingerly, but the toes of the bear paw turned out considerably larger than the paw portion. If I were smart or patient I would have measured carefully and fixed it before sewing the different parts together. The bus was coming though, and I wanted to get it done before the kids got home from school.
The little toes are all turned the wrong way as well as being ruffled and uneven. While the kids were doing there homework I drafted a paper piecing pattern. Maybe that will give me better results.

The girls and I worked on a puzzle together while it rained yesterday. Tropical storm Nicole turned to the east and we didn't see much more than a heavy rain. We found a puzzle with three sizes of pieces all together. I worked on the small while Sydney did the large and Anna tried the medium. Anna gave up pretty quickly, but Sydney finished up for her and then helped me with mine.

5 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

It's still adorable :)

Lindsay Jean said...

I think paper piecing would work great on this block - love the colors you picked!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

I agree paper piecing may be the way to go, I try and use it as much as possible for small blocks.

Amanda said...

It still looks pretty good to me, since I don't know what it was supposed to look like, so it won't be a problem I'm sure if you decide to keep it in the collection.

Heather said...

I was going to suggest paper piecing too. Anything that small with bias edges is a recipe for disaster.