Do you remember this fabric I bought recently?
Well my aim was to make a quilt using the brown fabric at the top as a feature fabric because I couldn't bear to cut it up into small pieces.
So I have been busy measuring and cutting and sewing and it was progressing nicely.
I am using a pattern from the book Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I was thrilled with the progress, the fabric looks gorgeous.
However, shortly after I laid the blocks out on the bed in the pattern things started to get ugly! LOL
It quickly turned into an exercise of frustration as I started sewing the blocks together and realised that no matter what I did my points weren't going to meet. grrrrrr
I went back and remeasured everything, all my squares and my seam allowances. The tiny triangles on the corners are too small. Even a blind man could see that! However, when I unpicked one it was cut exactly the right size.
I even emailed the authors of the book who emailed me back a very lovely email, but the bottom line isn't pretty. To fix the problem I'd have to unpick a LOT of stitching and buy more fabric and re-sew everything.
I was thinking that maybe I should change the pattern some so that no one knows that I've made the grandest botch up of all time?
What do you think if I put all these blocks together, and maybe put the nine patch blocks round the outside?
Of course if you tell anyone I stuffed up big time, I'm going to have to hunt you down! LOL
Back to the sewing room......Carole :)