As in Murphy’s Law … for once again, if something could go wrong with this chevron quilt, it has. Of course, it’s not the quilt’s fault … it’s mine. I thought I could spare myself getting down on my hands and knees to measure the top after the addition of the inner border … I thought I could take the measurement of the top before the inner border and just add the width of the inner border to it. And it might have worked … *IF* I had remembered to remove the seam allowances on the top and the inner border. <sigh> You’d think I never added borders to a quilt! So I had to unstitch the outer border (thankfully I had only put on two sides of the outer border), remeasure the top with the inner border, recut the outer border and then sew those two sides back on. Ahh, much better! By the time I managed to do that, it was time to start dinner, so I called it a day on the quilt. I’ll get the other two sides on tomorrow.
Today we’re going to celebrate the 4th with DD and her family. I’m looking forward to spending the day with my favorite people.
Have a safe and happy 4th!
sometimes we tend to forget what we have learned over the years of making quilts don't we - I don't know how many times I have done similiar things and then think - why did I do that! have a happy 4thReplyDelete
Oh Mrs. Murphy, you will be so glad when this quilt top is done! I have no idea how many times I've done 'dumb' things when making a quilt - way too many, that's for sure! At least you didn't waste much fabric - if I understand correctly what you did. Have a great 4th! ~JeanneReplyDelete
Happy, happy Fourth of July!! I love your red, white and blue quilts!ReplyDelete
Well I have a feeling there is MUCH competition for the role of Mrs. Murphy! lol I know I for one can give you a real run for your money. I actually tried to put one of the bibs together with a wrong side of the fabric and a right side this week! Can you imagine, haha? Good thing for those seam rippers huh? Enjoy your 4th Kathy with all those favorite people of yours!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful 4th of July with your family......God Bless America!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful day! I hope your weather is perfect. Aw well, that is the story of my life while quilting. :)ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful 4th!!ReplyDelete
I hope y'all have a great time today!ReplyDelete
We've all done that even if we don't admit it! Hope you have a lovely time with your T's today.ReplyDelete
I am also a Mrs. Murphy. At least you tackled the redo promptly. Now you can move forward.ReplyDelete
Oh, man, that IS frustrating! But good you caught it in time! I sometimes think I should just be called Mrs. Frog, for the number of times I have to unstitch!ReplyDelete
OH, that sounds just like what I would do...hope you had a great fourth!!ReplyDelete
Hi Kathy, Hope you had a fantastic 4th of July. We sound so much alike-in fact, my Alaska quilt had the same issue; I took one border off today and just made the seam allowance about 1/8" instead of 1/4". Saved me having to trim two sides. Now, I'm working on drawing the quilt pattern on it-oh boy, what a lot of work.ReplyDelete
Hope you have a fun weekend.
That Chevron quilt is going to truly be a "labor of love" and whole lotta work. I know it will be so lovely. I'm sure you had a good time with your family yesterday.ReplyDelete
I bet you are going to be glad when this quilt is done!! I don't know why but some quilts just are so much trouble! I hope you and your family had a Happy 4th!ReplyDelete