I know nothing spectacular for all you wonderful quilters out there. However, I have had this quilt cut out for well over a year (It is really just cutting strips to length).
I find that one of the hardest things for me to do is accurately cut. I made the center block of this quilt multiple times and it always came out wonky. The entire quilt is based off the center block. You would think it would be pretty simple, but if you are off at all then it gets goofy, looks awful.
Cutting is the bane of my existence. It is my least favorite thing in quilting because I am so bad at it. I do not know why I picked this up last night to give it another whirl. But, for some odd reason (different ruler), I did much better.
I have a lot of rulers and decided to give a different one a try. It was a difference maker for me. I could match up the lines to everything.
So, this magic triangle ruler was the key. It helped me cut those corners of correctly. It is not a perfect block, but compared to the other ones, way better.
I did not save any of the disaster blocks. I was angry and put them in the fabric trash (to stuff dog beds) and they were horribly embarrassing.
I will continue to work on this quilt, but will have to move out to the sewing machine by my bigger cutting area. I have a small cutting area on my sewing machine cabinet, but the pieces from now on require a larger cutting area. At least I feel I can now go on without frustration.