I'm slowly assembling a set of Shop Hop blocks that my daughter's mother-in-law (thanks, Gail) brought me this summer. The one I was working on was a spider web pattern and you needed to cut the segments into 60 degrees triangles. Somehow I used the wrong ruler and came up with an octogon -LOL, and since I didn't catch it until I was trying to assemble the block --Yikes!. Got to remember that saying: Measure twice, cut once. With no extra material, I had to fix it or go missing a block. So I assembled 4 segments and cut a straight diameter, did the same with the 4 others, and sewed the two sections together. Then I got a piece of paper and placed the octogon on top of it and drew the shape of it. I then cut out each piece around the shape in the background and got this. It was only after I ironed it that I noticed one piece was wrong side out. Well it stays that way now! Putting the ruler over it to cut out a 8 1/2" square I saw I had to add a few more pieces to have enough background to do so. Good thing I've made a ton of crumb blocks - that experience came in handy for this one. So I finally cut it and came up with the block. It ain't perfect, and isn't exactly centered (something I forgot to do when I was
drawing the paper pattern), but now I feel I just may
be able to attempt a Ruth McDowell block. I look forward to that!
PS: you'll see this and others on my Design wall next monday.