Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Crisis vs Opportunity

In contrast to the challenges facing so many Americans these days this is trivial. But it's still frustrating!

I signed up to make a birthday quilt for a young lady in the Wrapped in Hope program through Margaret's Hope Chest. I've had this project in the back of my mind for a while. I recently decided to make Patience Corner blocks using red prints and a white with black music note print. I thought this would be a good project to use to begin to get familiar with my new sewing machine.



She sews faster than Phoebe, that's for sure. In no time at all I had 4.5" strips sewn to 2.5" strips. I cut them into sub-units and added 2.5" strips to one other side.



This is what the finished block should look like:



This is what I ended up with:

I didn't understand what I'd done wrong for what felt like a long time. Eventually it dawned on me that I'd cut the sub-units too long. Great. That might also explain why I ran out of the music print before I expected to. And now I get to decide whether to make these rectangles work somehow or trim them down to the squares they're supposed to be.

Sigh.

2 comments:

Melinda said...

I hate it when I do something like that and believe me, I have. If you cut them to size, perhaps you could use the leftovers in a border.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I would simply re-design the layout to utilize the rectangles ... opportunity at hand!

Hope you go for it!