This morning I told you about all the work I got done on the mystery quilt. This evening I’m going to tell you all about my frustrations with the baby quilt I worked on for Jasper, Kayla and Spencer’s new little guy…who by the way, is doing really well.
Anyway…every since Linda gifted us this book, Parallel Lines by Pamela Goecke Dinndorf, I have been in love with a particular quilt in the book.
I’ve been in love with this quilt….
I started collecting white and black striped 100% cotton shirts. Then I got the idea to make this quilt for me and keep the scraps for a baby quilt for Kayla’s baby. At the time I was going to make a crumb quilt for the baby. Well, when Kayla was here over Christmas, she changed her mind and asked for one of these quilts. I thought “Cool. This will be much easier and less time consuming”. Boy was I WRONG.
I decided that the quilt needed to come together this weekend. I hate having project hanging over my head. I knew I’d be going to see the baby sometime here in the few weeks and hoped to have the quilt finished so I could take it with. Look at this..it’s an easy quilt I thought. This will take no time at all…Boy was I WRONG.
So the week before I cut out the rectangle blocks. Simple…right? Yes, they were…or so I thought. On Saturday I figured out I had sewn all of them in a 4 x 4 configuration vs the 5 x 3 configuration so seam ripper time it was. I should have taken that as an omen that things were going to go terribly…but I didn’t. I happily ripped it and resewed the blocks. No problem.
So then I went on and decided to do the hour glass blocks. I made copies of the pieces and added my quarter inch seam like the book suggested….and there was me, happily taking pictures so I could blog about it for you all and let you know what a fun quilt it was to make. (I was so naive.)
I cut the pieces out was ready to start cutting the blocks out and suddenly I realized, ALL OF THE PIECES NEEDED TO BE FUSSY CUT!!
See how the lines of the fabric go all the way across the block?? Continue reading