Monday, June 9, 2014

Quilting Misadventure...

I have come up with a plan to fix the extreme wonkyness of Two's quilt and my friends, it is not a good plan.  The strips of patterned fabric are too short, so we are sewing a new seam in the 1/4" seam allowance and then unpicking the old seam, thus leaving us with a 1/8" seam allowance.  This is not a good idea, people. It is going to leave a tiny, fragile SA, it will require a lot more time of careful unpicking than if I just cut new strips, and seriously it might not even work! However, something about cutting new makes my eyes cross, plus since I don't really know how this went so wrong and turned out so differently from the grey stripes, I'm not convinced that if I started over I would not just make the same mistake again.

And so, stubbornly, we of no quilting training or knowldege, soldier on.  With this terrible idea.  And since it's my terrible idea, guess who has to do all the unpicking...?

Oh, and P.S., when we put these stripes together and laid them out, this baby quilt turned out to be fully twin-bed length! Which means we have to make enough stripes to also make it twin bed width.  Yay for terrible maths.  Why oh why did I not use a PATTERN!?

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