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Well piecing began yesterday and after a short while I realized I had made a mistake in cutting!  Wow – I tell you I measure two or three times before I cut I don’t know how I screwed up!  All is well though, I was able to pull some fabric off the shelves to mix in with what I had and have enough pieces.  I did make sure to cut all the mistake pieces into scrap sizes to put in the boxes and have been trying to keep up with that – I still have that big basket to work on but there you go – one day.

I don’t have a name for this quilt at this point – it will come to me at some point while I am making it.  I put the design wall up in the dinning area and I’m going back and forth from there to the sewing machine.  So far I go to the yellow area on the top side – that is where I found a mistake and from there stopped sewing and got back to cutting!  The rectangle piece is one of the ones that was wrong – a total of 9 that got messed up because I had stacked layers and cut wrong Sad smile

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This is what I have on the design wall so far – more to go of course.  These really aren’t colors I normally work with so this is something new.

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Something else out of the comfort zone – the bundle package of fabric that I won arrived yesterday– a lot darker than I thought they were!!  I haven’t a clue right now what I will make with this – they are fat eights – 40 of them – would you say these are Civil War colors? Revolutionary War?  These might look good in that Feathered Star pattern that I showed a couple days ago – hmm – will have to think on it for sure.  I will get it bundled back up and put on the shelf for me to look at and think awhile.

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While I was cooling off from being angry over my cutting mistake I picked up the applique and got a little stitching done – I always find it wise to leave a project I have trouble on for a cooling off period or sometimes more mistakes are made Smile  This is at the start of the 3rd border – moving right along!

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I will get back to sewing maybe I can accomplish more today.

7 comments… add one

  • Mary LeClerc Aug 5, 2012

    Love the colors in the newest project and also the ones you won. I’d use them with Civil War fabrics, definitely. Can’t wait to see what you do with them.
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  • Gari Aug 5, 2012

    I do the same thing, leave the problem until I am not so frustrated either with the machine or myself. I do like what you have on your wall even though they are not fabrics that I would ordinarily be drawn to. The fabric pack looks like it would fit the color challenge on Patchwork Times for this month. I still have to pull fabrics for that but have not come up with a plan which doesn’t necessarily have to come first but it would be nice.
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  • Debra Aug 5, 2012

    Colours are lovely for both projects. I hate it when I make cutting mistake. I love the X pattern. very pretty.
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  • Opal Aug 5, 2012

    I agree, those seem like Civil War colors to me…

    I do the same thing, when I’m continually making mistakes with my fiber crafts. I take that as a sign to take a break and focus on something else. :)

    By the way, I love the applique!
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  • Jo Aug 5, 2012

    Oh yeah, those are Civil War fabrics. I recognize some of them from my CW stash. They make lovely paper pieced blocks ala Rosemary Youngs. I’m still in love with Joseph’s Coat. I’ll be sad when when you finish!

  • Deanna Neumann Aug 5, 2012

    I love both projects colors. The only thing I would do different…when things aren’t going well, go for the chocolate!!! Love the “X” blocks!

  • Kathleen Aug 10, 2012

    Just so pretty, love the colors you chose. Now I do not consider those others to be civil war but I could see why you would and I do love the color of those too, muted tones are my favorite. The tip from Tim is a great one. I don’t remember reading it. It has been so hot I just haven’t been quilting. I so can’t wait for cooler weather so I get back to quilting.
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