Today I worked on part one (1) of Wildberry Vines BOM. I had not worked on this part of the pattern so I felt it would be best to start numerically. This part has three (3) machine pieced blocks, nine (9) patch star and five (5) applique blocks. I worked on the nine patch stars today and managed to prepare the hand applique squares.
I'm one of those quilters that does not read all the directions before starting. I guess you can say that I'm visual and just look at the picture and the numbers. So I proceeded to cut the necessary fabric for the center of the star as instructed, 1 & 3/4 inch strips. Upon completing the center, I read the instructions. The author says "square nine-patch to 4 1/2" X 4 1/2"." Okay, so a light bulb comes on! Why should I be squaring? After doing some math I concluded that the strips should be cut 1 & 13/16" in order to arrive at her required measurements. It annoys me when designers are not accurate. So my next two (2) blocks were cut accordingly, the top block being the first pieced.
Off to do some hand applique while watching a DVD. Hum.... what movie shall I watch?