The second tip for this week is:
Keep a consistent quarter inch seam
(or whatever width seam you're aiming for)
My first few quilts had blocks of all varying sizes because I would start out trying for a 1/4" seam and waver back and forth between 1/2" and 1/8" seam. I had one blue and pink quilt that I had to fill spaces in with extra fabric because the blocks were just so different in size that they would never line up.
Here is a horrible photo of said quilt, but you can see the pink strip on the bottom left hand corner. Yeah, that's a filler.
Beautiful color combo though, right?
Stay tuned for tip # 3 tomorrow!