I got the completed blocks from everyone last Friday, and said I would whip them together and have them back on Monday, sewn together and ready for the quilter.
A few oopses got in the way:
- An oopsie block that needed to be resewn.
|Buddy with the uphill zigs.|
- After sketching the block out again and studying the quilt that inspired this one, I realized there are two distinct blocks in the Tennessee Lightning quilt. So, in order to get the zigs to zag correctly, I had to reconfigure half of the blocks. That took a good part of the weekend.
|Two separate blocks in the properly zig zagging quilt. No, these do not flip around and become the other block. Ask me how I know.|
I think I jinxed myself when I told everyone who was working on blocks (most of them less experienced than me) that this block was "easy". What could go wrong with simple half square triangles?
I finished sewing the Tennessee lightning baby quilt top together last night and handed it off to Deb P today, who will bring it to our quilter.
I'll show photos of the completed quilt top and quilt back tomorrow. Can I have a nap now?