Asiyah, thank you SO much for your reply; you made me feel not so lost. I am using a walking foot, and new quilting needle, and my best all purpose thread, even cleaned my machine first. I am tempted to pick it all out (I've done about 1/3rd of the rows, in one direction) and do a grid the "straight way" - AND make my stitches a little longer this time!!! I'm expecting a granddaughter in 3 mo. and find myself running behind with all of the sewing that I have wanted to do for my long awaited grandchild. All of a sudden I am saying "Oh, wait a minute, only 3 mo. left? Can't you slow things down a bit?". LOL! I love the quilts you have pictured, they are right up my alley. The bowtie (with the awesome setting), the pinwheel w/prarie points and the stacked coins (?) are my favorites. I hope to hear from you again. Be careful with that candle now! Your little girl is just precious!
Asiyah, I really want you to finish this quilt and the help that Paula gave you is right on. Also, pay attention to the finished size of the unit. It says to make 4 units and then square them up to 4 inches.
Also, follow the arrows when pressing on step 5- that will save you lots of frustration. If you want to you can email me anytime at email@example.com and I will be glad to walk you through any problem small or large. You could also call me and I will talk you through it. I am retired and home most of the time because my husband is not well so I have time to help and it isn't a bother. Good luck and keep stitching and see the quilt done! Barbara
Asiyah, I will try to answer your question about the Southern Stars block you posted. You are supposed to sew them right sides together.
The drawings on step 2 for block 1 are showing the fabrics right side up after they are sewn, unlike some of the other drawings. I can now see how that would be confusing. You sew one triangle on the square then press open, then sew the second triangle on and press open. The corners of the triangles will overlap and it is important that you get 1/4" from the point of the square to the edge of the fabric where the two triangle meet.
When you sew on the larger C triangle do it with the G-J piece on top so you can see and stitch right through the point of the square where the stitching comes together so you get a nice point on your block. You should actually sew just one thread width towards the edge and then you won't lose your points when pressing. I think I have offered much more info than requested.