Here's block two, lots of Half Square Triangles, HST's to use the jargon, so lots of points to match and plenty of opportunities for inaccuracy. The result is a not good, not totally bad and of course, one corner block is different to the other three.
I'll probably leave it like this and hope the quilting disguises its quality and somehow I'll cope with the fact that it measures less than 6.5 inches when the time comes to join it to adjacent blocks!!
The butterflies need some attenae, not yet decided whether to embroider as suggested by the designer or to use metal foil and pressure sensitive glue.
The 3rd block was a real challenge for me, with 48 pieces to make a 6” square! I wondered what would help improve my accuracy and produce matching points and seams, and a final block of the correct size.
In my research I came across these articles on fabric preparation, on the merits (or not) of using start and sizing
OK, the points are all perfect but they are much better than I’ve achieved before with such small pieces of fabric. The next time I need to piece like that I plan to use Spray Starch and to compare the commercial can with my own solution. Watch this space for the results.
Meanwhile, block 4 is much more my style and here's a peep at the fabrics ...
I'm trying to use a little of what I'm calling the key fabrics in each block to keep some overall cohesion.
Watch this space for the finished block ... another design arrives tomorrow but I always knew I'd only be ahead at week one.