It's been more than 2 years since I bought this adorable ABC panel and I've held onto it because I wanted to break it up in a fun way and do a different kind of baby quilt. I just didn't have a very good idea about how to do it.
I ran into some problems - the text in some rectangles comes ridiculously close to the dashed lines, not giving much of a seam allowance. First I had to add some white Kona to square it off. I'm not sure it looks the best. Maybe it would look better if it was completely surrounded by solid instead of only on two sides?
Then the original block (which is both paper pieced and has partial seams) is 12.5" square. If you're doing a block per letter would make a pretty BIG baby quilt, so I reduced it down to 80% and made my test block. The seams are off...really off. Obviously, my math went wrong somewhere along the way...Maybe I should just do some free formed wonky stars instead of being so OCD and following a pattern? I don't know. I have more questions than firm ideas at the moment.
I love the general idea but am still not sold on forging ahead with a whole new project that might end up looking wonky in a bad way. Or maybe I'm just in a lousy mood and need to test again to see if I was just being careless?