Don’t you hate those “Oh, @#%@#%” moments when you’re cutting or piecing? Not the kind that can be fixed with a simple seam ripper but the kind like I had yesterday. I was trimming blocks for Block 3 of the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt Along when I did this
I realized just a second too late that I had lined the ruler up on the 5.25″ line instead of the 5.5″. Oops! And, of course, I didn’t have enough of the blue to cut another six-inch square…so, what’s a girl to do?
Well, first, of course, I panicked…just a little. Then I tried to decide if I could sub in another blue. Then, I made a plan. I didn’t have enough to cut a 6″ square but I could piece together a 6″ piece from what I had left.
Stitched it back together with a narrow seam and, voila! You can hardly see the patch!
And here’s my finished number three block. I’m thinking that we were supposed to have two different colors for the big triangles but it’s too late now. I’m actually kind of intrigued with the secondary design. Can you imagine what it would look like with those blocks together without the sashing?
We always hope that our quilting will be fun and with no mishaps but the next time you have an “Oh #%@#%” moment, remember, you are a quilter and therefore a creative, innovative problem solver!
P.S. Expect a surge of book reviews…I’ve been privileged to read some advance copies of some great books coming out soon! I’m especially excited to tell you about “The Girl.”