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Old 04-17-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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I started working on a table top/wall hanging size quilt. I haven't quilted anything other than a handbag in about a year. Holy cow...it is definitely not like riding a bicycle.



1. I wasn't paying attention when I sewed my triangles and accidentally put about 1/4 of them on the left side instead of the right and had to get real friendly with my seam ripper.

2. I accidentally cut the strips for the blocks to the same size as the strips for the sashing, meaning I had to re-size all of my blocks by a half an inch.

3. Once I sewed my strips together and went to cut them, I cut all of the blocks but one in the wrong direction. Thank goodness I had enough fabric left over to make one more block and cut it my NEW "right" direction.

Now, after all of that I have an issue. The sashing for these blocks is supposed to be light colored strips with darker squares to anchor it. In the pattern they run perpendicular to the strips in the blocks, but of course, I cut mine wrong. I'm thinking sashing that runs parallel will look kind of dumb, but what do you think of squares the same width as the strips for sashing?

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Old 04-17-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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A quilt can be anything you wish it to be, and when a mistake occurs, you let it be. I think every quilt I ever made had some kind of mistake in it. It makes it a "one of a kind". Lay the quilt on the floor/table and see what the sashing looks like to you. No one but you knows the right or wrong.......shhhhh don't tell anyone.
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I'm having trouble picturing what your end result will be, but I always lay out my quilt on the floor before stitching it together to see what it will look like when it is all pieced together. I agree with the PP that a quilt is anything you want it to be - there is no real right or wrong! (and no one needs to know if there is!)
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