I was pretty nervous about this when I began piecing my blocks, because despite my best efforts, they were not exactly 12½” square. But the quilting gods are smiling on me today, because the blocks seem to be off by the same amount. This has made my day.
One thing I learned while piecing the rows: be very aware of which end of the pin is going in your mouth. When I’m sewing and a pin gets in the way of my needle, I’ll usually just hold it in my mouth instead of trying to find my pincushion. While I was putting these two rows together, I stabbed myself in the lip. No blood, but boy did it sting!
And, of course, every day there’s an amazing deal from the Missouri Quilt Co. A couple days ago, I got a charm pack of Everything but the Kitchen Sink for less than $10 with shipping. I think I’m going to try my hand at whirlygigs with these.