Do you ever have a day that just doesn’t go your way? I’ve been sewing all day, and with the exception of one thing, all my other projects have not gone well.
What did go well? I put put a very tiny design wall, and finished sashing my small January Lucky Stars BOM. I put all four up so I could see them together. I think it’s working!
Then? I tried to work on a x and + block. That went south quickly. First I had crooked seams, so out came the seam ripper. Then, once I finally got it together and put it on the design wall next to the first one did I see the mistakes. One corner block is totally backwards, and the two blocks that make the + are backwards! Oops! The seam ripper will have to come out tomorrow, I think.
I should have taken the hint, but I plowed ahead on the first of the Pile O’ Fabric Skill Builder BOM. I thought it was going pretty well. I didn’t have too many crooked seams, and everything seemed to be going good. Then I got out the ruler to trim it down… Not only is it not 12.5″ square, it’s 12″ on the bottom and only 11″ on the top! I’m going to have to devise a fix – maybe trim it to 11″ wide and add more sashing to bring it out to 12.5″? Yikes. Any ideas on how to fix it?
Tags: block of the month, lucky stars, mistakes, pile 'o fabric, sampler, skill builder, x and +