I didn't say it was perfect, but it's pretty damn good!
Here's the block in it's entirety:
I enjoyed making this block, but there's a step in the tutorial which I feel shouldn't be necessary. After piecing the quarters (i.e. the three triangles) you need to trim the squares down to 6.5 inches. I feel like there should be a way to cut your original pieces to eliminate this step. The instructions in my sampler class for the churndash block had us cut squares that were 4 and 7/8 inches for our HSTs in order to end up with 4.5 inch squares. I'm hoping that when we do the pinwheel-type block in class I'll learn the measurements to use so that I don't have to do any trimming in the future because it's just annoying and takes extra time. If anyone has suggestions on this, please leave them in the comments!
Last night I finished the other block of the week for the Sew. Happy. Quilt., the Friendship Star. I fussy cut the centre flower and I'm not 100% sold on it, but I don't actively dislike it so it's staying as is.
Here are all four blocks to date for this QAL. This quilt is coming along fabulously, if I do say so myself (and I do!).
I'm off to select fabrics for tomorrow night's class. We're making a Log Cabin block and a Nine Patch. Yay!
WIP status report
Farmer's Wife QAL - four blocks completed
Sew. Happy. Quilt. QAL - four blocks completed
We Bee Learning Bee - Hayley's block and my siggy block are in the mail
Sampler Quilt class @ The Workroom - Frog Prince Churndash completed
Wonky Log Cabin Placemats - no progress, still one block to go
Levi's Growth Chart - no progress, still need to embroider his height, but otherwise complete
Levi's Bed Quilt - on hold until I settle on a pattern
As usual, I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced.