Well, darn it!

Revealing process isn’t a bad thing as long as the process goes well.  Here is a red-cheeked post about how the process sometimes REALLY goes.

Remember this blue scrap?

I had big ideas of making a whole quilt (size unknown) of these, my new favorite block.

So, I cut it, getting ready to sew.

And I started sewing….

and realized that I had…

I don’t even know what I had done.

But, the end result was that nearly ALL my lovely blue scrap was cut into 2 1/2″ squares.  NO 2 7/8″ squares to make Half Square Triangles with.  No, not any. 

Goodbye, All Hallows Blue Quilt.

But, what was I going to do with a LOT of 2 1/2″ squares.  So, I did a little fiddling around and came up with this.

I called my Daughter in (she is 10), handed her the pile and asked what she would make with them.

At least it’s an idea. 

So we are working on it together.  I think there is enough to make a lap quilt size.  We’ll see.

I have known “measure twice cut once” for a long time.  Now I need to add “read twice” to the list of wisdom.

BTW:  The quilt block comes from www.quilterscache.com  It is a terrific site with hundreds (I am not exaggerating) of quilt blocks with really good instructions (provided you read them).

7 thoughts on “Well, darn it!

  1. i have a blue quilt started too..my problem was i chose a pattern that was extremely complicated with lots of half squares in it..one of these days i will finish it..i never thought about just making it smaller so it doesn;t look like such an intimdating job!!! yours is gonna be darling..thanks for the neat site..will check it out soon..i love quilt patterns..

  2. That sounds like something I would do! At least the end result will still be cute, even if it wasn’t what you originally wanted.

  3. You are not alone..I frequently miss read, miss cut, miss-sew..even after all these (30) years!!! But I really like plan “B”, you and your daughter came up with apretty design. I love blue and white. Hope to see this beauty completed :-).

  4. Love it! Blue is my favorite color 🙂 Thanks for dropping by my blog and looking forward to getting to know you better!!
    lv,
    Joy

  5. When your handed lemons…Make lemonade!!!

    I think it’s awesome you’re quilting with your daughter! Keeping the art alive and well. Creating memories at the same time!

    Kudos Mom!!!

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