Today’s folding was challenging to say the least! The instructions in this book have been really easy to follow so far, so perhaps I missed reading an important step. It wouldn’t be the first time!!
My first attempt went pretty well, but I really had no idea how I got there. So I tried again. . . and again. . . and again!
It took me an hour to get the second one right. No kidding! I re-read the instructions several times and even tried a paper version. I even partially unfolded the first one to see if that would help. I nearly gave up, too, but I couldn’t do that. What would I post about if I gave up?! But eventually, I figured out how to do it.
Feeling a little wary, I tried a third time. This one took only about two minutes to finish! Hooray! Now, I’m feeling cocky, so I made a couple more. No reason to stop now, right?
Well, I wound up with a fairly nice looking 9-patch block, but it was really a trial to sew the blocks together. When/if I make these again, I will secure the outer corners (centers are already hand stitched) and take more time to square it all up. These were incredibly difficult to sew together and I had to redo each one of those four points to line up nicely.
That was exhausting. Hopefully next week will turn out much easier. I’m not counting on that, though!