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July 20th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Flying the Victory Garden/Union Jack Flag today

2 more blocks done for this month’s “We Bee With It” flickr.com quilt block bee.

These 2 were such a challenge for me. It was sew 4 seams, rip 2 seams. One night, I got to the point of doing the last piece, the middle piece that goes all the way across. I had both blocks pinned together, sat down at the sewing machine and for some reason I looked to my left. There, sitting on the ironing board was the 2 1/2″ piece that goes across the middle of the block. The block that I was holding in my had, pinned together, loaded into my machine with the presser foot lowered and my foot on the pedal. “Step away from the sewing machine Jen! Step away!”

I lifted the presser foot, took out the block, grabbed the other one that was sitting right next to me. I then put them both over on my cutting board.  Now, here was the smartest thing I did while working on these humungous blocks…I took out all the pins and laid the middle strip in-between the half’s and walked away, turned of the lights and went to bed. Whew!!! Dodged another rip-out session there!

Came back 2 days later and just finished up the blocks. These are huge – 14.5 x 17.5 – I am used to 12.5 x 12.5 blocks at the largest. But, if I do say so myself, they turned out awesome!!!

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