Block Ten Tips
My apologies. Kari asked me to look over her instructions before I posted them. I said I would, but I don’t know what happened to last week. I didn’t look over her instructions. My bad. The fabric requirements, the cutting instructions, and the diagrams are all correct. If you just followed the pictures, your block would turn out fine (that only helps if you have quilted enough to be able to follow the pictures). There were a couple things that needed clarification. So let’s get it figured out together!
1) Fabric A and D are the same so there really is only 3 jelly roll strips used plus the background.
2) The block instructions show the corner squares one way and her block shows them the other. Which way should you do them? Which ever way you want! I got my blocks made today. I did one each way in case that helped you make up your mind.
3) Just make the corner blocks like it says and rotate the blocks. Your seams will be going a different direction than the diagram. That doesn’t matter. Take a look at my blocks. The seams rotate.
4) This is actually the one that makes the biggest difference. In Step 2, you need to make 2 pieces that look EXACTLY like the diagram. These 2 pieces should be the same fabric. Using the other fabric, sew the squares on with the seam going in the opposite direction. That is how to make it look like figure 3 when the two different fabrics are sewn together.
5) This goes along with the previous one. In steps 4 and 5, once again 2 pieces need to be sewn exactly as shown in step 4 and 2 need to be sewn on in the opposite direction. Here’s the part you need to know — if fabric B was sewn exactly like Figure 2, then it needs to be fabric C that is sewn exactly like Figure 4. The long piece and the short piece need to be sewn in the opposite direction. I hope that makes sense.
Now that we have that figured out, here are my blocks. First, Swanky.
Second, Attitude Girls.
Always fun to see how different they look! If you have any other questions, just ask. Also, occasionally I hear that when the file is downloaded, it says it is corrupted. I have no clue why this happens. It works for hundreds of people and one person gets a corrupted file. Frustrating! If that happens to you, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can do two things. First, I will email you the file directly. Sometimes that works. If not, I will resave the pdf as a picture file and you will be able to get the pattern that way.