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    #16
    This is the hand piecing tutorial I send folks in our Jen Kingwell club at my LQS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNuN9kiGxDQ&t=90s

    Helen -- I think I will do a second of these blocks and photograph the step-outs, this time sewing in a smarter order. With the first one, I sewed the petals in last -- which works, but it did get fiddly.

    Also, yes, I'll get a photo of the back side! I did learn to sew by machine as a kid, but I never was able to make friends with it.

    I started making quilts because I saw Jen's Wandering Wife and got stars in my eyes, so I just figured out the hand piecing part. That first quilt is a little rocky in the precision department (but it still looks great, imo!), but I have definitely gotten much better with practice.

    It's great to have hand piecing as an option because sometimes it's honestly just easier. Y-seams and partial seams are easy as pie by hand.

    If you get a chance, Helen, post your half block and we'll see if we can troubleshoot! How far off are you?
    Last edited by soniasimone; 11-27-2023, 11:49 AM.
    Hand piecer, big-stitch quilter, pattern tweaker 

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      #17
      Sonia, thank you for your explanation and photos. This will help people with this block.

      NOW, let's all take a step back and WAIT until this block pattern and Jen's instructions/videos are released, several months from now.

      There will be lots of help and more information then. No one should feel they are "behind"--the BOM doesn't start until January 1, 2024.

      This is the time to gather fabrics and supplies and get ready for a great Block of the Month project in 2024.

      I am going to Close this Topic for the time being. We will get back to it once the pattern has been released.
      Barbara Black
      Huntsville AL
      https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
      "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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