Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mistakes Along the Way!



 Buongiorno, Amici!

I made my half-square triangles by cutting 2 1/2" strips for my grey and neutral fabrics.  This is where I made my first mistake...

I forgot to divide by 2.  Yes, I cut 20 grey strips down to 600+ 2 1/2" squares.  I like to have some room to just toss something aside if it doesn't work, but this is a bit much!


My second mistake I found this morning as I was sewing the second seam for my HSTs.


This looks innocent enough, don't you think?
But, NO! There are three layers to this one!  Okay, I won't beat myself up over this as it was the only one that grabbed a buddy along the way.


This morning I realized that this project may wreak havoc with my lovely, type A personality.

I couldn't walk away form pressing all of these open.  
I was sorting them into groups and knew that there should be 10 to a group (except for that little guy that's on the buddy system.)

I'm using Grandma Edie's iron...it's heavy...my arm got tired, but could I walk away?
Nope, not me!


Now they are all pressed and I can drop back to working with smaller groups.
I can trim them down in groups of ten.
One thing I haven't decided for sure is whether to keep the stars in the mix.  I kind of like the softer look of the other fabrics and might just add a few more of my favorites.

You can join in the fun by visiting Bonnie at Quiltville's Quips & Snips and look for the Allietare Mystery! tab!

And that's where I'm at today!




8 comments:

  1. Well, maybe we'll need 2 1/2 inch squares for a component yet to come? Then look how far ahead you'll be!

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  2. Love your material! Mistakes can make us improve our quilting techniques. We all learn something and also something for our fellow quilters. Enjoy the journey!

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  3. Great job on getting them done! I love the fabric of your ironing board cover!

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  4. No other quilter has made those mistakes. LOL!! Join the club.
    In the photo the stars do stand out. Last year I changed a major fabric because it just wasn't working with the others.

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  5. We all make booboo's..it's my trademark! great units.

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  6. Oh those double layer blocks...bane of my life :) We may not be finished with these yet, in the Cotton Boll mystery I think we had to make nearly 700.

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  7. 700? lol..I'm still on 100! Love the softness of the neutrals too! Great job..tag along and all! Happy Quilting

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