I've been sewing since I'm 14. I'm 37. So, in the last 23 years, I should have mastered the 1/4" seam AND quilt math, right?
For this month's Block Lotto Chinese Stacked Coin block, the directions were to cut 2.5" strips, attach white pieces to either end, stagger the strips so seams don't match and then sew strips together. Unfinished block size should be 10.5" squared.
I made 3 of these blocks on Christmas day. I have no idea what I did wrong, but they came up 10" x 12" before trimming! I'm comin' up short on the top and bottom by 1/2 an inch! What the what?
So - I'm making lemonade from my block lemons. I can't use these for the lotto, so I'm gonna make some more that match my flawed ones, sew into a crib-size quilt and then finish it off to sell in my Etsy shop.
Directions called for bright prints - which I have plenty of. And this is a great scrap-busting block. This block would do well with any combo of colors, solids or prints. This would be a great quilt block for a masculine quilt done in cool solids and gray/black.
These blocks come together quickly and they're super cute- I should be able to whip this thing out by the end of the week!
Going to attempt more lotto blocks, too. Hopefully I can shake off the stupid that's causing this sewing failure...