I got a new ruler! I was admiring Sue Dario's wonderful Urban Nine Patches that I decided to learn more about it and before I knew it, I had ordered the ruler. It came yesterday and I was bound and determined to make a block today after watching Sew Kind of Wonderful's videos - they are so good. Made my nine - patch and in my haste cut it wrong. Okay thought I'd use a solid fussy cut piece. Found one I liked and cut that out. Messed up again -so back to the tutorial. This time I got it right! Then to start sewing. Three of the 4 curves turned out nifty - but the fourth one wasn't cooperating, so after taking out the seam twice, figured out where I was placing the two pieces wrong together. Sewed the third time and all was good. Now to square it up - It's too small - YIKES! Now what? I decided to make a miniquilt with it. Here's how far I got:
I may add another border. As it is now it is 11 1/4" square. I went to close the tutorial and realized, Jenny said to square to 8" not 8 1/2 = grrrrrrrrh - I didn't mess up after all! Moral of story, don't try a new ruler when your tired and in a hurry. Say Jenny - I see a whole quilt out of blocks like this one - maybe you can design another quilt. Thanks for a great ruler and blocks.