Wednesday, May 1, 2013


A twenty-six month Journey
Dorothy Young, owner, of the yahoo group "A Pocketful of Mysteries"
is presenting her Block of the Month quilt series. It began in January 2013,
and will continue for the next two years. The yahoo site for this is:
It is not too late to join in. This block and the other four are at the beginners level.  I found the construction very simple.  The seam is as easy as Dorothy states.
There is no trick to sewing the seam.  You just do it step by step and it comes out perfect when finished.  She suggested if we have a fussy cut fabric it would be nice here.  Neither of the fabrics, which are my constants, were conducive for this.  When I went looking for fabrics (the pattern also suggests each fabric be a different color), I saw the scraps left over from the previous block we did and decided to try them in the center of the block.  This was a nice idea until I realized I didn't know the math to make four scraps into a square which was 5 1/2 inches.  I began cutting out paper squares of different sizes and thought that 3 1/8 would do it.  Nope had to rip and start over.  it was to large.  I found that cutting an nth over 3 inches and sewing a very full quarter inch solved the dilemma.  The above block is the result (yes I didn't get the corner matched on one section...It aggravates me but I didn't want to rip it and replace it.  I will probably make a replacement block.
The Block on the right is the swap block I have made for my partner in crime.  I used previous scraps for her center too.  I added one new fabric to the ones I have been using for her.  As you can see in both blocks I opted for only two fabrics in the surround.  On my block I kept it a two fabric block.
This is the sample Dorothy made for us.
E is for Easy Partial Seam Block
Join us in this 2 year journey. There are several hundred friends taking the trip
The following, are blogs written each month on my journey through the alphabet.
Other blogs by me:
Where I have stories of my cats and other pets
a blog about my courtship with my husband,
and a blog about my most embarrassing moment.
A "Soap box" blog where I do air my opinions.
blogs about the wildflowers on our farm
Organic methods we use, some cooking and some poetry
blogs Seeds sprouting, insects, and garden pictures
Blog about an endangered beneficial beetle
All recipes, pictures, and writings are my own.
I give credit for items which belong to other people in my blogs .
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