|Aurifil DOM block|
The Aurifil block for March is called "Lisbon Tile". It is a paper pieced pattern by designer Jo Avery from Scotland. It's been a while since I did some paper piecing, so I was really looking forward to starting this month's block.
I try to chain piece as much as is possible with paper piecing. With this block having 4 quadrants, I sewed the same section consecutively on the 4 blocks. It was so fun to enjoy some paper piecing again!
Here is the first quadrant finished.
I used 5 fabrics... a white, a black, and 3 teals.
What took me the most time with this month's block (the pattern was posted March 15th) was my inability to get the pattern to print out at the correct size.
|February and March DOM blocks|
WAY TOO FRUSTRATING!
I briefly considered redrafting my own pattern to the correct size using the old fashioned pencil, ruler and paper method, but considering how much time I had already spent on this block and didn't even have a pattern yet, I just decided to go ahead and sew it as it was. My block measures 11 3/4” instead of the desired 12 1/2”. As you can see, it's not even close to the size of the February block. Oh well, it turned out great and was lots of fun to sew, and I'll have to fix the size problem with sashing or some other kind of magical solution when it's time to put the blocks together!
You can see more finished blocks here.
Addendum... my friend Jackie just printed out the block pattern without difficulty, so it's clearly an issue of my lack of technological finesse :)