Sunday, September 19, 2010

Design Wall Monday, 9/20

I was hoping for a bit more progress today, but I got a bit hung up. Unfortunately. :(

I was working on the Bento Box blocks and got them sewn into pairs. I still need to press them, but I was happy to get this far on them.

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Then, I started to work on the black and white blocks for my neighbor's quilt. I ran into trouble. :(

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Once I got a couple of blocks sewn together, I realized that there were a couple of blocks with 1 side too short. I went through all of the black blocks and found that 39 of the 51 that I need were the same size. I'm guessing that the ruler moved when I was cutting, but not that many times. UGH!!

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I still have to go through the white blocks, but my head was starting to spin and I had to give up for the night.

Maxie tried to help me a little bit today!

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15 comments:

Michelle said...

That Maxie is so helpful! What a gal!

Zany Quilter said...

I had this happen with a hexagon quilt I made. I used the triangle ruler, lined it up at the bottom, cut the triangle, and then slid the ruler to the right, lined it up again, and cut...but I got two triangles (the upside down one and the one I cut). Turned out that most of the upside down ones turned out too small. So now I turn the ruler up and down and cut one line at a time....maybe that is what happened to you also? Anyhow, love the dog!!

call me crazy said...

Sewing Maxie~ I love it! :-) Sorry about your blocks.. can you trim the bigger ones down to the size of the smaller ones?

Ted and Donna said...

Oh, no! Love the black triangles though.

Linda said...

Oh, I'm sorry about that. Don't you just hate it when something like this happens? I don't know that I have any suggestions to help but I'll think on it. I'm going to have to do one of the Bento Box quilts. I like it everytime I see it. Sweet Maxie, so cute. Tomorrow will be better....

Cindy said...

Sometimes you just have to "Step back from the machine"....LOL...

Glad Maxie was there for support.

fancystitching said...

My only suggestion... chocolate helps me feel better when these oopses occur.

Kat in LA

scraphappy said...

What a bummer. Sometimes there is nothing better than to walk away and let a project simmer for a while. Sometimes solutions pop up in their own good time. The bento blocks look great though!

Stray Stitches said...

Thank goodness for Maxie's help! It's so frustrating when a cutting mishap occurs. I love the Bento blocks!!

Susan Torrens said...

Love your furry faced assistants!

elizabeth said...

JILL SO SORRY BUT WALKING AWAY SOMETIMES IS THE BEST TO CLEAR THE HEAD. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY AND SOMETIMES THE ANSWER WILL HIT YOU RIGHT IN THE FACE. I HAVE DONE THE SAME THING. I HAVE HAD TO CUT SOME BLOCKS DOWN TO FIT OTHERS BECAUSE SOMETIMES THAT RULLER JUST DOESNT UNDERSTAND WHICH SIZE I AM CUTTING. I'M GLAD YOU HAVE SOMEONE TO HELP. YOU'RE PUPS ARE SOOO CUTE.

Stray Stitches said...

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Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Great progress even with the B&W problem. The picture of Max is adorable!

PunkiePie said...

UGH!! Don't you hate that?!?! I'm sorry. But I'm glad you found a solution that will work for you.

Cathy said...

I love this picture of your baby sewing!!!