This block is a perfect example of a lovely block that anyone would be happy to receive,
well done Vicki.
WHAT NOT TO DO
I am not naming names, nor am I going to email the lady that made and sent these blocks but have decided to show the offending blocks as a lesson to all of us.
The yellow background shows the 12.5 inch square so you can see that they are clearly undersized.
The seams and points do not meet and the block is not well made and crooked. Dark fabric is used, but a light thread which shows in the seams. Its like not a lot of love has gone into making this block, which would have been stunning if it was well made.
The second block sent is also undersized, and the selvidges are clearly visible as the fabric was not trimmed before being used. Not trimming your selvideges is a big no no in quilting land.
Remember when making a block for your member to:
1. Trim the selvidges before cutting the fabric
2. Measure your block and ensure that its 12.5 inches raw edge to raw edge and
3. Make sure that it s square.
Only send a block that you would be happy to receive,