1. Always square up your blocks before you sew them together. Doing so would have spared me some wonky diamonds at the corners. There are a few bits that don’t quite align, and there are seams that are not quite 1/4″ inch (sometimes a hair more or a hair less) because my squares were not all nice and flush. For this quilt, I will allow it because hey, I don’t think the wee one is going to be offended by that when he’s puking stuff up on it. Let me state here, however, that if this were for a friend or a bee, I would have been a lot more meticulous.
2. Always press your seams in the same direction. I was consistent with pressing my seams in the center for the first 2/3 of this top. Since I put this away for a while, I totally forgot that’s how I had done it throughout and mixed it up while finishing this last part. (I should have taken 2 seconds to turn over the part of the top that I had already finished just to check and see. Doh!) Not sure if that’s going to pose a problem when I quilt it, but for now it’s no big deal. Going forward, however, I am going to pay attention to this because it is an important detail (even if you can’t see it once the quilt is finished). That and my machine prefers sewing center-pressed seams.
Now that I think of it, I’m glad I will be quilting this top before the “Little Village” top because doing so will be a refresher for me. I haven’t quilted anything in a long time, and as you can see I just might have a lot of stuff to re-learn. Happy weekend, folks!