So….those points are all exactly the same size. What you can’t see in this photo is how many times I pulled out stitches and sewed it again. And again. And again. Folks, this is the best I had on this one!
The original pattern called for small circles appliqued on there, but what can I say? I was tuckered out from those crazy points so I sewed on buttons instead! I have to say, now that I have them on there…I kinda like them and think it probably turned out better than it would have if I had completely followed the instructions. I also altered the middle part – which is why I put off making this block because of that center piece – by adding a satin stitch to make it stand out a little bit.
I don’t know if anyone else journals. I used a Franklin planner for years – probably a couple of decades or more. Then everything went online and I used an app for a while but it just wasn’t the same. I started using a paper planner again and I’m happy as a clam again because it’s just “me”. I have a box of fine point pens but sometimes I want to throw this in my purse and go and the pens kept getting separated. I searched pen holders for Leuchtturm1917 A5 notebooks and they were all ridiculously expensive for what they provided. So I picked up some wide decorative elastic. One buck and 5 minutes later and voila – I have a pen holder for my notebook on the go.
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That’s why I can’t do precision quilting like that! No matter how HARD I try, it never comes out perfect!! Too many depressing fails- so I gave up! 9 patches are just so much easier!!
The buttons are genius!
Nothing wrong with a 9-patch! Even those can be cut after they’re sewn together to make a disappearing 9-patch if you want to jazz it up a bit.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of those. I’ll have to look it up!
Here’s a link to one as an example. https://shredda77.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/disappearing-9-patch-tutorial/ . There’s also a disappearing 4-patch which is the same concept.
Thanks. I’ll go see right now!
Oh wow!! That’s pretty, and looks so hard!!
I love the buttons!