Thank you again for the kind, supportive comments. Things are still a bit uncomfortable, but I'm so glad to have a this place to talk about and think about quilting things.
This square dance block was started last October. The triangles weren't working out and I had a dusty blue solid in place of the crosshatch. You'll have to trust me that it didn't work at all. Since then, I've come up with a new (for me) strategy for getting the triangles to match up. I starch the crap out of the fabric and...(drumroll)...I use the templates. I've been trying to do all of the quilt math on these blocks and rotary cutting everything, but using the templates to cut the little corners on the triangles first is really helping me match up the seams better. I know, shocking revelation to use the templates that came with the book, right?
I was having the same triangle problems with the tiny geese blocks. So, more starch and templates used here.
The HST's and I are getting along well, so I still quick piece these and then trim them down to the correct size. And starch, starch, starch.
Maybe when this quilt top is finished it will stand up all by itself with the power of starch?
This little block here was a travesty. I think I made this one back in August of last year. I love the Suzuko Koseki print, but I don't think it is strong enough to go up against all of the bright colors I have in this quilt. And that pearl bracelet print is fantastic, but way too large of scale for this project.
So, I made version 2.
Much better, dontcha think?
Wishing you all well and happy sewing!