Six more rows completed over the weekend. I’ve started checking each block before I start sewing now, that way I can fix any problems there and then. Some of my earlier blocks weren’t very accurate and ended up being about 1/8” or so too large or too small. Too large isn’t a problem, just trim it off, but too small makes it a bit more difficult to get an accurate 1/4'” seam. I tried adding a strip of fabric but this made it too bulky, so I came up with the idea of using lightweight iron-on Vilene (interfacing) and ironed on a thin strip then trimmed the block to the correct size. It has worked very well.
I’ve been cutting my sashing down the length of a piece of fabric, next time instead of trying to cut 1” wide strips of fabric, I would cut the strips about 1/2” wider, sew one side of the strip on to a row of blocks and then trim it back to the correct width.
There are 3 rows left to complete and then I can start on the triangles, so it is looking good for this part to be finished by the end of February.