Do you ever just look at a pattern and just jump into it before reading the directions? Well that’s what I did.
I am making my Plan C Schnibble Quilt for the August Schnibble of the Year. I just looked at the picture and started sewing. How hard are some four patches and star blocks….
I laid them out on my table and WHAT….how can that be the blocks didn’t “fit” together! Turn, twist… Nope….it didn’t work.
Well you know the adage…”When all else fails, read the directions”. I did and silly me. The stars don’t get sewn together as a unit. 10 minutes of “unsewing” and I was back in business.
I should have figured this out when I was half way done sewing the blocks together as I ran out out of corner squares…Did I stop and read the directions….NO. My immediate thought was that I didn’t pay attention when I was cutting the pattern out. Then I thought, maybe there is a typo in the pattern directions. I just cut more squares. I should have stopped then and read the directions. Oh well…lessons learned. “Read the pattern directions before starting to sew!”
I am really happy that this happened on a little Schnibble pattern that is only 30 X 30 and not a big quilt. I would have really been complaining then!