I decided to use April Cornell's Natures Notebook line as the base for my quilt. I can add other colors and fabrics as I go.
So I started putting together this Blazing Star block and boy were those some tiny pieces! I guess I'm much more used to paper piecing tiny pieces than cutting 1-1/8" strips and cutting them on a 45 degree angle. So I would sew an inch, rip and inch, sew and inch, rip an inch. It took me forever just to get my 8 little 4-patches sewn together.
Of course, then it was time to do the Y seams...which I'm mediocre at on larger blocks but awful on teeny tiny pieces.
After playing with this block for about 3 hours I decided that having a nice looking block was much more important to me than following this particular set of instructions. The SBS block was supposed to be assembled like the first drawing. The second picture is how I ended up making my block. I eliminated the Y-seams.
So I ask you...which is right? Is it better to follow the pattern and have a crappy block? Or is it better to break it up into more sections to get a better looking and more precise block? Does it matter??