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Sewing the first two lines

Stitching first line

This is nerve-wracking. Is it all going to be straight? Are all the blocks the same size? Did I get a quarter inch seam on every single patch in this line (of course I didn’t)? Will it matter? Can I fix any mistakes as I go along? Erm… I had better.

Perhaps you can see the pins in the two blocks waiting to be sewn onto the long line of eleven blocks. They are there to remind me which way round to sew them.

Even with the pins I was terrified of getting it wrong and sewing it upside down or back to front.

First two lines

PHEW! It’s all fine! My first two lines are (more-or-less) straight. The big diamonds all seem to look right and the main thing is that the thing is going to be big enough. My maths did not fully desert me when I was sizing up the pattern I used.

I am really getting excited about this now.
Pin cushion

Oh, and here’s a close up of my pin cushion. Everyone needs a patchwork pin cushion to match the quilt they’re making, right?

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