Thursday, November 17, 2016


So I've got yet another baby waiting for his quilt.  He was born at least 6 weeks ago and, though I cut the strips in advance of his arrival, I had yet to put the top together.

Yesterday I set to work.  I sewed strips together, I made 4-patch pieces, I combined them into Double 4-patch blocks.  I've made this quilt so many times, I thought I could do it in my sleep.  But, apparently not.

Today I laid out the top, since I had a slight variation in some of the fabrics.  I wanted to be certain that they lined up properly.  I could not figure out how I came up five blocks short.  That never happens.  What usually happens is that I have two blocks too many.

I fussed, I fiddled, I looked for lost blocks.  I actually did find one that was half-pieced, but I was still four short.  I finally made some substitutions, laid them out so they worked, then stacked the blocks to begin the finally piecing.

I sewed together two rows of six, then realized, uh oh.  I still had four rows left.  Oh, good gravy!  The blocks are supposed to line up 5 x 6...and I'd laid them out 6x6.  That explains the lack of blocks.  unbelievable!

I ended up leaving the odd-ball blocks in place, since I'd already pieced one in the body of the quilt.  I put the extra sixth row into my orphan block box, snapped on the lid, and finished piecing the top.

Tomorrow, when I'm a bit calmer, I will quilt it.  Goals are good.

In the meantime, I will leave you with this picture of my latest successful creations.
Banana bread.  One has pecans and craisins, the other has chocolate covered dried fruit.  yum.

I think I need a piece.


Barbara Sindlinger said...

Chocolate covered dried fruit in bread - sounds good. Looks good.
Sorry about your quilting troubles.

Franki Kohler said...

Oh boy! I feel the frustration. Good thing you had a reward for that day.