It happened again. Every single time I go to make a block with Half Square Triangles (HST), I inevitably screw up the pattern. I make those darn things perfectly because I always over size them and trim down…so my blocks look beautiful but they are not “right”. This is what happened to me on every Swoon block I did and again so often in my bee, the Stash Trad Bee.
Because we are doing traditional designs, we are often using HSTs in the blocks. And my brain can apparently only handle so many steps before it goes caput and stops accurately seeing the pattern.
Here’s the block I made for Tiffany. Interesting? Perhaps. Well made? Yes. Correct Pattern? NO.
My title of the picture when I took it was “Every Freaking Time!!!”. I was slightly frustrated but humble enough to grab my phone quickly to take a picture for you all…because really…it has just gotten a little ridiculous how I manage to mess up every HST block I do.
And here it is as it was supposed to be. I had to take apart every row and resew them together in reverse order.
Ah well… I will never get cocky because things like this always happen to me. If you can do it wrong, then I will.
I really need to invest in a better seam ripper. I used to tell people that half of sewing is ironing. Well I’ve decided to change it up. 1/3 of sewing is actual sewing, 1/3 is ironing, and 1/3 is using your seam ripper to take out your mistakes.
Who’s with me!?