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What’s round on the ends…?

{Ohio Star Block for Heidi}

Sorry about the title. I’m such a cheese ball and can’t help myself sometimes.

I was pretty nervous about this block. I had used Amanda Jean’s tutorials before and didn’t have any issues with that, I am just not that great at straight lines.   Drawing, cutting, walking, driving…I don’t do any of these straight.   I wanted to wait until I had the time and attention to put into doing this block right.

Unfortunately that didn’t come until last weekend. (Life got a little hairy and my sewing machine was inaccessible for about 6 weeks.) When we got my new sewing space situated and Midge back from her hiatus this was the first on the to do list.   By the way, I recently decided my sewing machine is a Midge.   I’ve had her for about two years and didn’t have any inclination to name her until the new sewing space was made.

I didn’t have any trouble with the individual blocks that went to the construction of the whole block, but after sewing everything together I was about 1/4″ short of 12.5″.   So I ripped the seams and shrunk the seams to about 1/8″-3/8″ to make up for it.   I hope that doesn’t create any problems.   I don’t think it will, they are secure.   Minus the scant seam allowance I surprised myself with this block.   And it taught me a lesson for Lisa’s block.

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  1. sorrelina
    February 12, 2010 at 5:06 am

    This looks great. I love that your sewing machine is named Midge – seems like a good name for a sewing machine.

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