Then, a challenge was issued by my LQS - make a 12.5" block from a bundle of 3 fabrics (add any you want). And this block seemed like a good choice for that. So I decided to give it a whirl :) I looked up the pattern on Quilter's Cache. The pages say 12.5" block, but when I printed the template it was obviously smaller than that - more like a 10" block, which doesn't meet the criteria for the challenge. So, I sketched and drafted. Looked at EQ (that didn't go well). Finally came up with sizes for the polygons in this block. I cut all the pieces for the block on the right in the picture above. And put half of the units together wrong. And, when I fixed one and measured the resulting 1/4 section, it is too small.
Back to the drawing board (literally). More measuring. More sketching. Apparently a 1/8" divergence makes a full 1/2" difference in the final block. Oh boy. Find more scraps. Cut more polygons. And assemble another block. This one worked, almost perfectly! Yay!
The dresden plate in the upper left is a success on my wall. This is the block for a Block Party I joined. The block will go to the quilt owner - and I'm very happy with how it turned out. So happy in fact that I volunteered to make another one for her. Fingers crossed that the first was not just beginner's luck.
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