Good morning! I am trying to finish one of my UFOs. (That means Un-Finished Objects for those of you who do not quilt.) I am working on a quilt for myself for a change! My Local Quilt Guild (LQG) has a quilt-in every year. Each year we participate in a mystery quilt. *A mystery quilt is when you receive fabric requirements, but you don't know what the pattern looks like until the event begins.*
You didn't know quilters had all these secrets, did you? Special abbreviations, mystery quilt patterns... All very intriguing!
I digress, anyway, the mystery quilt pattern was called the 10 minute block. Very quick as far as quilt patterns are concerned. Here is a link to the you-tube video.
Here is my version of the 10 minute block.
Look at the upper right corner. It doesn't quite fit my bed. Time to add some borders!
I decided I was going to add 3 borders. The inner border is a white strip, to tie in the white diamonds.
Still not big enough. I then added strips of each of the fabrics in the blocks (all the blues).
Excuse the wrinkles! LOL Still not big enough. I think one more border should do the trick! How much do I need to add? Ugh! Time for math. I love math, but let's face it, I hate measuring! Have you ever heard the saying "Measure twice, cut once"? Well, I usually follow the wing-it philosophy. I cut, then fix it later. Not the best policy, but all that math makes my head hurt!
See what I mean???? Oy! I have my calculations. I am trying to get my quilt to measure to a queen size. I'm ready to cut. I double check everything. I measured my fabric. I should have enough. I cut my strips, sewed them together, and pinned my border to my quilt.
Ugh! What happened???? I am a 1/2" short. I know what you are going to say.... I didn't account for the 1/4" seam allowance. Oh no! I've learned my lesson about the tricky seam allowance. It wasn't that. Hmmm?
I finally figured it out. That %$@# selvage!!! Grrrr. Now I have to cut another strip to fix it. Guess who's going back to the fabric store?
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Anni : )