The Splendid Sampler™: Block 19


The 19th block of The Splendid Sampler is called Measure twice, cut once”, and is the third block by Jane Davidson (Quilt Jane – Want it, Need it, Quilt) for this sampler. I should, however, rename it “Check twice, sew once”, because even I was careful and used a design board… there is a mistake! And I noticed it once everything was sewn together, so I found it rather funny that in a block with this name there was, indeed, an error due to not checking things twice.

For the measuring tape depicted in the block I thought immediately in using the Moda ribbon. Not only is a cute measuring tape, there is also something in using the ribbon that held together the fabric I’m actually using.

And here comes the mistake, as I cut the ribbon carefully so the numbers will follow the order indicated in the pattern… and appliquéd them to the corresponding piece of fabric… and then realised that each one should have been in the other piece of grey fabric! So, check twice with the pattern, check while on the design board, then sew.

The embroidery was pretty straightforward with backstitch and a colonial knot for the dot in the “i”; I used DMC floss n. 309.

The pattern and link party can be found here.


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