Monday, October 18, 2010

Disaster Design Wall

I bought a new book, Rotary Cutting Revolution, before quilt retreat. (I felt guilty asking for door prizes in shops, so I bought something in each shop when I asked.) The idea was interesting and I saw something I wanted to pursue. Remember the experiment I mentions on Sunday? With the black fabric? This is it.
Instead of buying fabric for half of the quilt I wondered how it would look if I made the fabric for the un-black portion. So here is my effort using her pattern;
So, I made a mistake. That center square is supposed to be...square not a rectangle. Unfortunately I thought it turned out too small, 5", so I tried again. This time I made a 12.5 inch green fabric...and took a very bad picture of it.Then cut out a black square and made the same mistake! I did not cut accurately and again got a rectangle in the center. I thought I was cutting 2" on either side of the diagonal line from one point to the opposite. Evidently I didn't. I need a better light at the cutting table!Here you can see both sizes. The bigger one needs to be trimmed down to 11 inches. So although this could turn into another quilt....not this year. I got to play for a bit but I do believe these will go into that circular bin (trash can) that I keep in the sewing room.

Judy has a group of us posting our Design Wall and most of them are not as depressing as this design wall.

6 comments:

Chris said...

Looks like you have been having a blast playing :)

AnnieO said...

How frustrating to have cutting problems! Orphan blocks are so sad.

Nina-Marie said...

I'm sorry about the hassles but its comforting to know that I'm not the only one that has projects that go this way!! You're pain is shared!

ANudge said...

Not the O Can - these could be the first of crumb blocks!

Vicki said...

Pull them out of the trash!!!! I just let the sad little blocks age and then I get them out again and wonder what they can be recycled in. I understand your frustration because I have many oops blocks that dont look like the pattern. They look great even though they aren't square in the middle.

Quilter Kathy said...

That's not a mistake...it's a creative design alternative!!