Friday, July 18, 2014

Not-A-Finish Friday

It's been a crazy long time since I've had a finish and an even longer time since I finished a quilt. Things around here have been a general fail zone.

I did get all of my blue batik star blocks sorted into 12 blocks and started sewing the first one.


I'm so happy with how the first one turned out! I also really like using this paper plate method for sorting my blocks ahead of time!

Silly me doesn't know how to count and I made 6 extra center square in a square blocks and about 10 extra star point squares AND THEN I cut my blue/cream/grey yardage into squares (at least 30 of them) and then I looked at my pattern and realized that I only needed 12 of them. I don't know what the kerfluffle is going on with my brain right now!

Maybe I'll have enough to make another row of blocks so all that fabric that I cut and block parts that I made won't go to waste! If worse comes to worse, they can always go on the back.

Anyone else on the struggle bus this week?

6 comments:

  1. Lately my days are so full, there's no time for error. I seem to do better when I have a tight schedule. Having more 'time' seems to make me procrastinate.

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  2. Some days I wonder how I manage to live life without being run over, because my brain seems to go into some kind of la la land. I recently did just the opposite, pulled fabric to cut and when I was done sewing realized I had only cut about 1/2 of what I needed. And it was a small project.

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  3. LOL I'm definitely on the struggle bus with you! I spent at least 1.5 hours cutting Supernova fabrics, miscut several times, and sewed up the first block wrong. Wah. Love your blue block!!

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  4. That block is stunning! Yum! This week, after having spent an hour calculating fabric requirements, and another hour cutting fabric, I realized I'm 1/4 yard shy of what I need for one project and will have to go back to the store. UGH. Today, I realized I don't have nearly enough fabric for another project, and I was certain that I did. Two projects stalled by lack of fabric. Which I thought I had. That I was actually motivated to work on. Altogether, lame sauce! So yeah, I'm with you! Good luck this next week. Maybe it will be super good to compensate for the bad?

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  5. block is lovely, maybe cut more of what you have not overcut and make a much bigger quilt.Confusion comes often with me but being an OAP I have an excuse!

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  6. Whenever I'm cutting fabric, I'm a "check 40 thousand times before you cut once" kind of quilter. So it takes me forever to get anything cut, but it's rare that I over cut.

    Love blocks. Sounds like you've got two good options, make the quilt bigger or use the extra on the back.

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