Well, to remedy that here it is after two years of solitary confinement in a cupboard.
|Emma (the Queen Regent of The Netherlands one hundred years ago), crumpled straight out of the box.|
It should be square. It looks square enough. But it isn't as I discovered when I sewed on the next border!
These four pieces (the star border) have been on and off twice, and I don't know what's happened to the sashing pieces. They are probably still rolled in the box.
In desperation I tried to trim the completed section to square it up: BIG MISTAKE! They still don't fit, and what's more, they are no longer the same width.
The previous border (lozenges and triangles) didn't fit properly either, and had to be forced to meet in the corners:
|the diagonal corner seam does not hit the outer corner!|
- I didn't pay attention to the quarter inch seam
- Something was wrong with the tension or the needle or the thread (but I still use that thread) because at the end of every long seam the top fabric stuck out beyond the bottom by a good three quarters of an inch. So what did I do? CUT IT OFF! I was too inexperienced to recognise and fix the real problem.
Now, as Val asked about UFOs, I dug it out and had another look. I still don't have an answer, but maybe one of you does!
Please Val and linky party guests, give me some ideas.
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