I finally made my October (>_<) block for Sew Bee Joyful. Charlotte asked for blocks with classic boys' toys, and she gave us a really pretty inspiration board to help us out. I chose to do a ray gun. I'm not really happy with it -- it looks kind of Nerfy to me. Oh! I just realized that it's totally because I made the body orange! Doh... maybe Charlotte won't mind since Nerf toys have been around forever...?
I am happy that I at least learned something while I was making this block. I kept having trouble sewing my pieced sets together — I’d try to eyeball it and fold down the material so I could see if the papers lined up, and a couple of times I made lines on the fabric with my disappearing pen so I could try to match those lines up. Finally, I realized something that I’m sure people who have brains already knew to do: I realized that I could put pins through points in both pieces and line them up that way!