Tuesday, January 31, 2006

What's that old saying?

Measure twice, cut once. We've all heard that one before. But don't you just hate it when you cut what you thought was an accurate piece, only to find out that it was the wrong size?

Yesterday I pulled out all of the pinks and browns that I have been saving and started cutting them up to make Chexx Mixx blocks. I figured that I'd begin with two sample blocks just to make sure I hadn't made any huge mistakes. Let's just say that the nine patch blocks turned out to be a perfect 5" square. It was those blasted star point segments that I cut 5.5" that were wrong. All 168 of them! They should have been 5" long! Now I need to go back and cut them down to 2.5" X 5". Of course, it could have been worse...I could have cut them 1/2" too short!

Now where's that seam ripper?


  1. Been there, done that! Good luck with the ripper. Arghhh!! But you are right, at least you didn't cut them too small.

  2. Another option would be to sew a skinny, little strip around the 9 patch - not sure which method would be more work. I like your fabrics, so it is definately worth doing what has to be done.



  3. I love pink and brown quilts And I think you choose a very good pattern for it