A Forced Change of Plans

You learn as you make mistakes, right? I sure hope so. All morning I was lining up all the blocks to the exact color patterns I wanted. It was fun! Like putting together a puzzle that you don’t know what it will look like until it is done.

I was so satisfied, I LOVED it!

I wasn’t going to post the quilt top until it was done, and I guess I still haven’t because this, what I thought was going to be it, will not  work at all.

I know it looks random because there are so many colors, but I swear there is order! Little pin wheels surrounded by rotating arrow like things, where no two alike colors actually meet.

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This is what it ended up looking like when sewn. You see the pattern there?

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Then you see where those seam lines don’t match up. :( I didn’t take into account the whole losing a half inch when using the 1/4″ seam allowance.

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See how horrible that is? I actually sat there and tried to visualize it within the whole quilt, trying to see if it would actually bother me that much. It would.  :(

OH well, back to the drawing, or vision board..

I’ll have to just take this as a forced push that I really need to get my ass in gear and make the gift I have planned for Jake for his birthday on Thursday.. That will be fun, and hopefully I can pull it off.. I’ll totally blog about it after, but I can’t say anything before hand because I want it to be a surprise for him in case he decides to read this before then :)

.. And maybe if I walk away from this long enough, the seams not lining up won’t bother me any more and I can keep it how it is.. to be honest, I’m actually liking how the arrows show up even more now… Blogging and taking pictures really can be an awesome thing! We’ll see.

4 thoughts on “A Forced Change of Plans

    1. Thanks :) I’m still debating whether or not to change the layout so that the lines meet, the problem with that is the pattern looks like X’s and O’s and I’m not really into that.. We shall see!

  1. Oh I really like your layout! I like to call it fractured geometrics, your fabric patterns are quite strong so your eye isn’t looking at the lines of the blocks but rather the patterns the fabric is making. Well, that’s what I see anyway… :)

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