Well, as some of you know, I went to the Vineyard for a week last week. It is truly my ‘happy place’. We take it easy, sit on the beach (even in drizzle), eat out, walk, walk, and more walking. I take a break from sewing there, since I obviously don’t carry my machine everywhere I go, and instead read, shop, hang out with my sisters, my friend Joan, her mom and kids, and do a little photography.
Some of these I am going to try to re-create in fabric, but I am more than a little nervous about trying!
So, here is my sewing dilemma. I bought a kit, although not much was pre-cut. I wanted to get a jumpstart on a project. Well, as it happened, I crashed.
Here’s my challenge in the pattern:
Take your two teal strips and place them right sides together and sew along the entire length.
Press your strips, pressing the seam to one side. Sew the two brown strips together (right sides together) and then press them.
Now place the two teal strips over the two brown strips (right sides together) and sew a ¼” seam down the length of one side, sewing the brown to the teal. Then flip it over and sew another ¼” seam down the other side, creating a tube.
Lay your ruler at an angle so that the 5 ½” mark is at the top seam and the 0 mark is at the bottom seam.
Use the rotary cutter to cut along the angle of the ruler. Then place the ruler with the 0 mark at the top seam and the 5 ½” mark at the bottom seam and using the rotary cutter, cut along that angle.
Open it up, and you have a perfect 5 ½” block!
(The pattern is Summer Jewels Lap Quilt, by ©2011 Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom)
Except most of mine were not squares. They were more like Parallelograms. Roughly 5 1/2 inch parallelograms. I did not take a photo of them.
So…what to do?
I cut them into 4 inch squares! I will have to adjust the borders of the quilt to keep it a good size, but I was able to rescue it.
I really hate cutting.
So, once again I made a mistake, I guess. But I am learning…..