Saturday, September 17, 2011

Everybody Makes Mistakes...

Everybody has those days... As I type that I hear Hannah Montana's song Nobody's Perfect (Too much Hannah Montana on my TV). Really, the whole song makes sense.. "I gotta work it! Again and again til I get it right." Before you all think I've run off to crazy town, let me explain.

Remember how in my last post I mentioned I was working on a quilt? Well, I still am. The pattern is called Key to my Heart by Sweet Jane's Quilting and Design. It's a beautiful pattern purchased at the FatQuarterShop.

It's also a very well written pattern! My first thought when I saw this pattern was, "Hey, this is going to be easy!" It should have been and this is where the song from my title comes in. I have learned a valuable lesson while doing this quilt. What is it might you ask? Follow. The. Pattern. Exactly! I'm new to quilting, only made 4 quilts, and am inexperienced following patterns. Needless to say, when the pattern says cut x amount and you should have y amount left over. Don't cut y amount to get x left over. It totally messed up the size of my blocks. Luckily I was able to fix it by trimming down length and width. I feel absolutely stupid after realizing what I have done. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes and just remember... "Everybody makes mistakes..."


  1. I purchased this pattern also but have yet to start it. Thank you because now I will read the pattern 3 times and measure 3 times with a double check in there before cutting! Lol! I am sure the quilt will be beautiful. I can't wait to see pictures of the finished quilt! Have a great day!

  2. Christine just cut the 2.5"pieces first. The leftover piece doesn't have to be 9.5". All it has to be in 7.5" for the 3 checker board pieces so a piece 8" would work too, which would leave you enough to be able to trim. When you cut the selvage off and the 12.5" you will have enough for other piece. Does that make sence?


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