Whew…..I kept putting it off…..
While I know it does not seem like much, one block, it was too me. A block with over 50 pieces, crazy. Now I think I need like 17 more.
I was totally scared to attempt this, however, I ended up finding it quite enjoyable and challenging. Maybe those two things go together, enjoyable and challenging. Either way, my One Monthly Goal is Finished for this month and now I need something for next month.
The instructions for this quilt come in a booklet, which I really like. For some dumb reason, it felt less daunting, just turning a page to move on. There were some complications. For this quilt, there are dogs facing left and dogs facing right. I totally got this confused on multiple occasions. I made the left one and eventually put Post-its over the pictures and instructions for the right facing block because I am not capable of not looking at it. Covering those pictures and instructions with Post-its, worked. No more issues after that. It is a cute block.
So, since there are so many pieces, there is a lot of cutting. Accuracy is totally important. There are many small pieces one inch by one inch for some. I did find a useful tool for all this cutting. It is a lifesaver, especially for me with Rheumatoid arthritis. It is a weird looking ergonomic cutter by Martelli. it even says on the package designed for arthritis and carpal tunnel, etc. It made a world of difference. I barely needed any pressure to cut, which was awesome. Some days when my hands and wrist hurt, I avoid cutting with a rotary cutter. I won a $25.00 gift card for Amazon at work and this was only $14.99. I will not use anything else whenever possible.