Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

I have a couple of projects that I have been working on recently
that I thought I would show you...

I love this pattern and the fabric... but I came to a screeching halt on it this morning.
I have a little bug-aboo to work out with the pattern.
Which then reminded me of this project that I have and have a little
problem with as well.

Cute blocks, but they are suppose to look like this:

It is from a Moda Bake Shop pattern. I love MBS and I love the designer also...
but I love the pattern to and I want to finish it!
Here is what the pattern says:
"Now sew a 1" strip into the block, as shown in the image above. Repeat this process until you have 11 blocks."

"Now sew a 1" pink strip to the top of the block.
Then trim the block down to 5" as show in the image above.
Make 6 blocks like this.
You will also make 4 blocks with a 1" white strip on the top."

See how it is suppose to look when it's finished?
I used 1" strips. My blocks measure 5" as they are suppose to.
So, instead of making some quilting progress...
hmm, what would be the opposite???????

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Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Looks to me like the designer might have been talking about 'finished' sizes for the strips. :-( Sorry it didn't work out like the photo's. Did you write to the designer? Hopefully the week will get better for you! {{hugs}}

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Bummer! I hope you get it all worked out for yourself.

Sherri said...

Those two steps forward one step back days are no fun! Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Well, it will look awesome when it's finished! =)

Michele said...

It looks like a fun quilt, but I can see how you would be confused. Good luck with the rest, I hope you can figure it out it looks like it would be worth it. Are the days of the week applique?

Linda said...

What a fun quilt!! I know it's all such a learning process! The directions are a tad bit confusing! Love those colors though!

Jenn said...

I recognize that second quilt. She does great quilts. I made one from her blog, and had to improvise on a piecing size mishap, but it worked out fine in the end.
It does look like it was supposed to be 1 inch + seam allowances. I think you should go with it, as long as yours all fit together, it will be fine. You don't have to use the same size "ribbon" on your "gifts."

Cyndi said...

Well, not being a quilter, none of it makes sense to me. But it looks good nonetheless and if anyone can figure it out, it'll be you! :o)



Denise :) said...

Both are really cute quilts -- but I especially love the pink, black & white! And a good "haha" to use for your punny (and extremely apt) use of "congress"!! LOL!! :)

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Ha Ha!!! Thanks for the giggle at the end - hate it when I get stalled on a quilt with what I call "issues"!!! Hope you get everything worked out! They're both really cute!

Brita said...

Boy, you've got that con-gress right :-D I love the colors you chose. And I suspect that as long as they come out the same, it won't make a difference. But it would be nice if they'd had a test quilter.

Anonymous said...

I love your Pear blocks and those fabrics are darling.....I don't know what to tell you on the other blocks, they are really cute though, I hope you can figure it all out,

Thelma said...

That Each Day is a Gift quilt is adorable, I missed it on the Moda Bake Shop website. Once you get it all figured out, will you please give us an update. I would love to make the quilt, but I have a hard enough time when the pattern makes sense and is accurate, I'm not going near this one!

John'aLee said...

So sorry. I know this is so frustrating when this happens. Especially to 'new' quilters. When something doesn't go right...they think they are doing something wrong. They don't even 'think' something might be wrong with the pattern. And they should be right. Unfortunately some designers don't take the time to fine tune their work.
Take the time to email her...you will be doing a bunch of people a favor.
Just my two cents!

Nanette Merrill said...

Looks so incredibly darling. I love everything you make.