OK, that's my rant, just thought I would post that so other people who are new to Google+ that they are now no reply bloggers until you go into your Blogger account and change back to a regular Google account setting. I'm fixed now and voila! I am getting responses again :)
Now on to the 'problem' . . . my latest project is giving me headaches! I am making the Pinwheels in the Park quilt, the tutorial and pattern are over at Sew Mama Sew. These pictures are not going to be the best but it's what one can do at the wee dark hours of the morning :)
|Yup, those are Brandon Malby fabrics! :)
|Looking at this one I'm thinking NO amount of creative sewing is going to work! :(
BIG :( I decided to try to sew one block together and see if I could 'creatively sew' it and get the same size block . . . it's not exactly a flat block. I did a scant quarter inch seam which barely caught the tips of the triangle. And which also means creative sewing when sewing the four squares together to make the block :(
I sewed one of the blocks together wherein the triangles were exactly the same size. This went much smoother but I have to admit, this is the first time I have cut all those triangles and all that bias without sewing first (doing the HST method where it is sewn and then cut has worked very well for me!). . .
|I'm thinking of using the dark pink as sashing. . . Thoughts?
If this has ever happened to you (I cannot be the only one! lol), what did you do? Bite the bullet and recut, forge on and creatively sew, throw the heap in a bin and make it the next UFO (I don't have any UFOs. . . I have a drive, I cannot leave something unfinished. Remember, I'm less than a year into this quilting thing - there's still time for me to lose that drive and start collecting UFOs. . . and this might just be the top to start the trend!!!)?
Oh, and if you have any ideas about why just some of those triangles came out wonky - please share!! Cuz right now I am trying to figure out how to tell the hubs that I am going out to buy a GO! . . . ;)
Linking up with Anything Goes Mondays over at Stitch by Stitch. If you are here by way of there, welcome! And if you are so inclined, share your (mis)adventures in cutting and creative sewing ;) If you have not been over to Stitch by Stitch, head over and check out all the inspiration and join the party!
Also linking up with Connie over at Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday, Alyce over at Blossom Heart Quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday (even though I'm not thinking of 'cute' when I look at these blocks right now!! lol), and Heather and Megan over at Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday.
Until next time, keep on quilting!