Friday, July 2, 2010

quilt along, week three, part two

I had sewed twelve strips together. Eight more to go. I decided to sew those eight together and then connect it with the twelve-strip piece... simple, right?

Apparently not.

I sewed the eight remaining strips together and then went to pin it to the other piece. Do you see what's wrong with this picture?


The two rows match! They are not supposed to match. They are supposed to be offset.

I'm pretty sure that when I ironed the final eight strips last night, I pulled from the bottom of the pile when I should have pulled from the top of the pile. This is why I like small projects that are quick to make... when I take a day or so off I forget how I organized things. :)

It's really not a big deal, I'll just rip a few seams and fix it.. but I was *thisclose* to finishing the quilt top and I was so excited! Oh well... live and learn.


  1. Oh nooooooo!!! I got my strips all planned out yesterday and they need to be ironed (bleh - I think that's why I'm procrastinating....) and then sewn together. Hopefully I'll get through it this weekend. I love your fabric choices even more now that I see them up close in that pic. Good luck with the seam ripper - that's no fun... :(

  2. Thanks, Nancy! Truth be told, I was really nervous about my fabric choices until I saw the top really start to come together. I love it now, though!

  3. Carmen, I can't see the very far ends, but can you just flip one of them around? Like, can any one of the four edges be turned so that it's opposite of one of the other edges? Am I making any sense at all? I think the colors are smashing, by the way!

  4. Yep, that was the first thing I tried. Neither end of each piece matched up the right way! I said a few choice words the other night when I realized what I'd done. :) Thanks for the suggestion, Mia!