Created by: Omentide
Project

June BOM - disaster!

You Can Make This

Omentide made June BOM - disaster! with:

Craftsy Block of the Month 2013

Online Class

Craftsy Block of the Month 2013

with Laura Nownes

  • Various cottons

Q&A with Omentide

mpac5000 asked:
Looks great.
Omentide answered:
Thank you. Our local craft club were also very.... consoling about this one!
KrissBJoyful asked:
You are too hard on yourself! I love your fabric choices, the colors work well together. Your reworked block looks great!
Omentide answered:
Thank you. I guess we are always our own most severe critics.
artbythebay asked:
It was a really tough block! Don't be too hard on yourself-- once it's stitched into a gorgeous top, no one will notice at all. The fabrics are just wonderful, too, BTW.
Omentide answered:
Thank you. I am such a beginner. And my machine skills are dubious. I ended up resewing by hand.
Linda Hess asked:
This was definitely a tough block- not because of the Y seams, but because of all the bias edges! Those diamonds are the tricky part! It is sooo easy to stretch it out of shape- I used LOTS of starch and pressed carefully(no rubbing,lol) I think you did a great job matching points, and with the print in the center, it is forgiving...I think it will look great in the quilt!
Omentide answered:
Thanks. I didn't think the problem was the Y-seams. I wonder if my cutting was accurate though do think that something stretched
Di4N4 asked:
I had trouble with this one... I don't want to re-do it, but it was very lumpy in the middle. I did like you, and re-sewed... My center does not match up. A printed center helps hide many flaws.
Omentide answered:
I think it might have been my cutting or something stretching. I thought the y- seams were OK. I suspect it went wrong at the very first stage (where you sew the diamonds together into bigger diamonds) and, once the innaccuracy starts, it gets worse and worse.

Skill Level

Intermediate