|And Sew On BOM - February Block - 'Seam Ripper'|
I recently purchased a new seam ripper, as I had worn out my previous one. My new seam ripper is red - I'm hoping it will rip out my mistakes faster because it is red! This block is a tribute to my old seam ripper (or 'quick unstitch') which was yellow. It is Kristy's February block of her paper pieced 'And Sew On' Block of the Month. While I'm not particularly happy with the seams joining the handle of the seam ripper, I am happy enough to keep it. Mostly because it was my second attempt at this block!
This is my first attempt:
I set my stitch length to 1 when paper piecing on my machine. The short stitch length makes it much easier to remove the paper upon completion of the block. Unfortunately it also makes it very... annoying to unpick any mistakes. I had to unpick one seam around the top of the seam ripper and resew it. Because of this, some of the paper pieces came away. I held them back into place so that I could continue, but should have used pins, as it ended up like this! I figured it was just easier to start again.
I'm looking forward to seeing what Kristy has planned for March!