Having decided on the pattern for Godmother's Niece's quilt from QuiltSue's excellent book 'Pick Four', and the fabrics I want to use, all I have to do is make sure I can re-size the pattern in order to ensure that the quilt will sit nicely on a single bed.
Here's where it pays to be in with the Author! I need the blocks to be a finished size of 10" and not 12", and QuiltSue has kindly done all the tricky re-jigging and emailed me the cutting list for the revised block size. How brilliant it that!
She suggested I make a trial block using the revised instructions just to make sure that the heat hadn't fried her brain (her words not mine!), and so this evening I grabbed some scraps and gave it a whirl. She's done one too - if you ask her nicely, she might show it to you.
Here we have it - this is a finished 10" as requested. The fabrics jar like mad, but I'm only making sure the sizing/cutting/instructions are good, so that's ok.
And before anyone calls the Points Police, I am aware that the last seam putting the two block halves together is well out of kilter, but I'd exceeded my concentration limit!
This all works though, so thank you, Sue, I can get cutting with confidence!
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