Simply Retro Quilt Along

July 20th 2013
I really like this block. But more so, these great combining fabrics I was so glad to have in my stash!
The striped one I got at Fat Quarter Shop on clearance at the end of “a year.” The fabulous flower print I got on my first trip to Hobby Lobby. No one told me Hobby Lobby had fabric!  But no worries, I was well prepared to spend : )  It was a great church activity and field trip for the ladies, but the driver of the van probably wasn’t so thrilled driving 2 hours (to and from) with chattering ladies behind him; but he was a trooper, thanks Pastor!
This block is project three on the Simply Retro Book by Camille Roskelley and it’s part of the Quilt Along Jana is hosting.

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I’m a little behind on this one, but here it is. I wonder if you can guess why I have four attempts?

 I do love the fabric but there was something else going on, that I finally realized had no solution at this point.
Can you see what I see?

Look closer now..

 All I am going to say is “TRIANGLES.”
And I’d like to add that I spent way too much time here trying to fix the problem. 

Alright, I’ll tell you. It said to make triangles from 5″ squares and then trim to 4 1/2. Well, be careful how you trim!!

If your points don’t meet in the exact corner, after your trimming and/or at sewing time. There is NO WAY EVER that you will have a 1/4″ after the point of your triangle.  

So there, quilt and learn.


4 thoughts on “Simply Retro Quilt Along

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  2. Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

    I didn’t see anything wrong with your blocks until you pointed it out, which usually means no one else would notice either. Perfection is such a difficult thing to achieve in quilting! There’s so many factors that go into making a block let alone the whole quilt. I love your colors; that floral print is beautiful!

  3. Elizabeth

    I had a hard time getting my corners right too. I am glad I am not the only one who had problems with that! I do like your color palette though. Great Job!


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