I’ve been working on my hand piecing project, and got to the point that I had 5 sections done, consisting of 36 pieces each.
As I worked on the next section, I decided it was time to start planning the finished size. My sections so far have been 6×6, and I determined that I needed to add sections of 4×6 to the sides to make the desired size for the finished quilt. Here are the 6×6 and 4×6 sections that I finished next:
If you look at the above photo, can you spot my problem? The sections are NOT going together nicely anymore! Without planning or even realizing what I had done, the first 5 sections were all the same “shape”, meaning that the upper left corner of the section had a “horizontal” placement for that piece. The last 6×6 section that I made, shown above, has a vertical placement in the upper left corner. The 4×6 section shown next to it was done correctly. When these two sections go together, they do not make even rows:
I can fix this without ripping out any seams; I just need to plan ahead and fill in pieces as needed. I thought that a One-Patch quilt didn’t require any planning – I was wrong on that!