I think my confidence was running a little high after block one! After 2 hours, lots of miss cut triangles and lots of stitch ripper action I have ended with a rather wonky Cathie's Campfire. My Cathie is no girl guide! But I have decided I must be honest and show the good, the bad and the ugly.
In our sewing classes, I often say if you cut right you will be alright. I also say that everything is fudgable - fabric has stretch! I am now realising in patchwork, if you cut right you may be alright and that fudging is sometimes not an option.
So what else did I learn?
The best instructions for me are ones like these, where they give you a formula to determine the size you need to cut pieces based on the final size you want your pieces to be.
If I miss cut pieces, throw them out. If they stay in my work space, I will inevitably sew them to a correctly cut piece and create a patchwork disaster.
Trim my threads as I go,or else I will end up with the world's most hairy quilt.
Simple is often good...
So for Block 3 we will be doing a very simple 9 patch!