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Monday, February 15, 2010

Block 90 - Tazzie

I thought it would be fun to try one of the half blocks, so I selected one of the easy ones. I think it's really quite cute.

Somewhere I read that there are two options with the half and quarter blocks - one is to simply make up the block and chop it in half, and the other option is to add the appropriate seam allowances. I elected to add the seam allowances - it was just my feeling that it would make the final construction less than perfect if I had to stretch any of the blocks to compensate for the seam allowances being absent. If you've had a different experience, be sure to let me know, because it would be easier to just chop them in half. For me, I think I'm taking the lengthier option.

1 comment:

PatchworkRose said...

I am Definately adding seam allowance.. That red is my favourite :-)