After work on Friday, when my brain was ready for the weekend, was clearly not the time to sit down to paper piece a very precise Union Jack for this month’s bee. Paper piecing messes with my brain anyways, so I shouldn’t have been surprised.
This is me, with the first quadrant of the flag/block, ripping out a seam for the fourth time. Astute observers will note that it’s only the third seam of the block. A cutting error, a placement error, not accounting properly for a seam allowance, grabbing the wrong sized strip, and an alignment error can do that. My paper backing is going to be well-perforated for easy removal on this quadrant.
I should say, while this definitely a precise, detail oriented block, Lynn sent templates, and a nicely detailed tutorial. This is not the block’s fault, it was my tired brain’s fault. Besides, they’re going to look great (and I envy countries that have such aesthetically pleasing flags – all those lines of symmetry!)
In the end, I completed one quadrant, declared victory and went to have a glass of wine.