Monday, April 14, 2014
Queen Sized Mistake(s)
So….. months ago I started a new queen sized quilt for my bed. It’s been years since I’ve made myself a new bed quilt. Years I tell you! Six years to be exact.
I got everything cut and started chain piecing everything. Things were really humming along – I was so productive! Well, I moved on to step 2 of chain piecing and THEN realized that I had cut all of the background pieces wrong. All 144 of them. Those were the 144 pieces I chain pieced in step 1. Ug. Out of pure frustration, I put everything back into the storage bin and set it aside. I couldn’t bring myself to even look at it for several weeks.
Last week I pulled the project back out of the closet, determined to finish. So then I had a dilemma. Do I unpick 144 seams? Or do I use those 144 mistakes on another project and start this one over?
To save my sanity, I started over. Here’s the new rectangles ready to be chain pieced to the CORRECT size of background strips.
The problem is fixed now and once again, things are moving along nicely! Lesson learned: Everyone makes mistakes and (yes, I know, I know) measure twice, cut once.