I decided to go ahead & make Block 3 today, and I love it! Jill's method makes so much more sense once you actually do it, and I can't wait to play around with this method some more.
I've decided to make all my blocks from a charm pack of Cotton Couture from Michael Miller (thank you Kim!) and a few other random solids I happen to have, so I'm adjusting the size of the block based on what I have. Block 1 ended up about 9" square, so not too much smaller than the 12.5" as it's written. Block 3, on the other hand, ended up only 5.5" square. So tiny & cute! And such a pain too! The smallest window is about an inch from point to point across the middle.
The extra piecing around the little window & at the top of the left side are because of my screwy math, not because of any problems with Jill's tutorial. I do kind of like how it ended up with the red around the little window. Technically, the red, yellow, & minty green are all supposed to be the same color, but remember, I'm working with a limited number of charm squares here, most of which I only have one 5" square to work with.
Here are all three blocks so far so you can see the size comparison. Block 2 is the official 12.5".
I'm not going to worry about trying to scale all the blocks the same at this point, I'll just make them the best I can with what I have, then add any extra windows to fill out around blocks if I need. I'll probably remake my block as well, so it matches the rest of them, but I'll probably wait until the end to make sure I've got enough to make the rest of the blocks.
I'm pretty proud of myself for keeping up so far, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to. How are you doing? I'm loving all the blocks in the Flickr group, so don't forget to keep adding them to the group for your chance to win some of the amazing prizes, and check back tomorrow for Block 4 from Emily!
Until next time...