1. I had to stand at my ironing board the whole time I was gluing. Two or three hours on my feet standing pretty still is very tiring. I could have worked sitting down, but my room is so small and I would have been jumping up and down for fabric in a very cramped space. The iron (in my situation) would be awkward. I am sure you could do this sitting down, but it didn't work well for me.
2. After stitching the seams each block shrunk up a tiny bit because I had 14 pieces and therefore 14 seams. You don't usually think about this, but when it came time to square up the blocks, the shrinkage was visible. The end result is that I am having a dickens of a time matching the millions of points in my design.
TIP: If I had to do it over I would make a squaring block (guide) that is a little smaller. I could do this on my computer and transfer it to template plastic, but it is too late now. I will work with what I have and do the best I can. It is looking fine, but I am being very critical.
TIP: In the future and for your interest, the paperless method is great for simple blocks, but next time I will use traditional paper piecing for complex blocks with lots of seams.
Short blog today. I make birthday cards for the grandchildren from the many photos I have taken of them. We have five birthdays in November, and I have to spend time getting those all made well ahead of Thanksgiving. My creative energies are going in a different direction at the moment.
Sew some happy seams this week. I wish you happy, creative moments.