You know how you know what you are doing and then all of a sudden you don’t! Well that is what happened today as I was working on the rainbows
These blocks are nice and easy – we can all tell that from looking at the photo right – you can tell just by looking at it what to do – not the measurements of the side half square triangles – but I can figure that out later – but look at those bars – that’s easy right?
I got all the strips sewed and pressed and then I was just fooling around on the table looking at them and thinking ok I’m going to need to get that design wall out again and put it in place – when I noticed they didn’t go together right. Luckily it only took me a moment to realize what was wrong – I have actually made this same mistake a different time making a quilt using blocks like this but in a different pattern. These are made from a charm package right? that means 5 inch x 5 inch blocks – cut in half – then sewed with a white strip – including your seam allowance that makes them 5 x 4 1/2” that doesn’t go together!!
Easy fix in that you need to cut a half inch off of the length – but there are 168 of them to trim!! they have to measure 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 – with as much experience as I have at this I should have known that right off the bat – guess I was kind of forgetful.
I have made a start at it – I don’t think I will get the design wall out until tomorrow. I’m about half way done trimming.
My haircut worked today! I went to a place that I have gone to in the past and I’m not sure of what reason I had for not going back. The same young lady cut my hair today that did about a year and a half ago odd coincidence as they seem to move around a lot these girls – she even remembered me! I had lost her card that time and we were traveling a lot and when we got back home I had completely forgotten what she looked like even so I never ended up back at the same place. She listened to me, cut it how I wanted it, I have her card – I put her name and number in my phone – now lets see if in about 6 weeks she can do it the same way