Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday Sew-in and the Kooky Letter K..



I worked on these swap blocks yesterday during the Tuesday Sew-In. Had a great time and finished the blocks I had started for a total of 10. I cut out a few more before I had to leave. 

Today after some cleaning and grocery shopping, I worked on the letter K. I am not too happy with my Ks. The first one turned out too big. The second one was better, but I decided I should straighten it up and in the process, cut off the bottom of the right leg. So it looks like it might tip over. Note to self: lay the ruler down  on it or place a fabric strip over it at the place you think you want to cut and then check it before cutting. I made it like Lynne, but you will see that she didn't straighten hers up vertically. I could've added a piece of background to that side and then straightened it up. Then my K wouldn't have to limp. 
 Here it is with the Jaunty J!
I think L will be much easier.

7 comments:

Darling Millie said...

Yup, you trimmed it too soon. And that inside angle on the K doesn't have to touch the edge of the vertical strip. You're getting there. K's like this are tricky! Love the fabric!

Chris H said...

*smiles*... my philosophy is... measure twice... then double check before cutting!
I think we have all done something similar to a block like you did to your 'K'!
It's a pretty K though... love the blue fabric.

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

What are you doing with the letters? A quilt for some one special? I think it is cute.

Exuberant Color said...

K looks like one of the trickiest ones. I bet M and W won't be so easy either.

Susanne (flicKwerk) said...

Yes, that' really tricky with the diagonals. But we learn from our our mistakes ;-) . Love the fabric, wonderful blues.

Fiesta said...

Your fabric choice for the letter K is perfect Jean. You are coming right along.

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

I love your twirlybird blocks!