I'm an idiot, but an inspired idiot
We've all had those days and yesterday was mine.
Yesterday I got inspired for a second Paula Nadelstern quilt for this year. I've never made 2 quilts before but the first one was so simple and I was still entranced by the fabric that I decided to make another. I picked this Lone Star block from EQ and sized it for 36"
When I make a symmetry quilt I follow the method that I was taught by Paula. I draw the finished shape on to gridded plastic and then add seam allowance on the plastic and then cut out the template.
Soooo, I thought I was so clever to use EQ and print the rotary instructions and I got these measurements for my diamonds. I drew the shape on the plastic and ADDED 1/4" seam allowance!
Then I cut out the whole quilt and sewed half of the star segments together.
Last night with my audiobook on I did this and re-cit all of the star pieces.
Here's your official sneak peek at Paula's new fabric line.
Everything is re-cut and I'm ready to start sewing again. This should go together really quickly and I should be quilting both quilts next week.
9/7/2017 11:31:25 am
Too much is soooooooo much better than not enough, especially with a fussy cut. Looking forward to seeing what you do with her fabrics this year. I scored some of last years fabrics and am still at the petting stage.
9/7/2017 01:06:27 pm
Oh, man, I feel your pain. I can't even tell you how many times my smart short cuts have ended up costing me extra work. Glad you were able to salvage the project, though!
9/8/2017 08:00:03 am
Ouch! At least there was enough fabric to do it with.
I hate you had to 'unsew', but it makes me feel better about my mistake. I traced the center hexagon and cut out 20 center blocks for a quilt. Only to then read the directions and realize, that while all the other pieces of the quilt had the 1/4 inch included, the center block did not. So now I am having to figure out how to 'adjust' the rest of the pieces in the block around the center hexagon.
9/8/2017 08:53:52 am
I'm curious, could you have just kept going, sewed it all together, and ended up with a larger than 36" piece? I know this won't work with every design, but this one?
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.