Tuesday, June 15, 2010
FInished First Square, BUT It’s the Wrong Size!
Well, I sewed all the pieces together, BUT the square ended up being 12in. X 12in. instead of 12.5in. X 12.5 in. What a bummer! I am so upset! My back is acting up and I can’t bend forward to cut. Consequently I ended up having to rotary cut the pieces in my bed on a little bed table instead of standing at the dining room table as I usually do. That, I am assuming was the BIG mistake. Cutting pieces correctly holds the key to successful piecing. The only fix I can think of is to add strips around the perimeter so I can bring it out to the correct measurement. Ripping out the whole square would leave me with one big raveled mess. Of course, I could use it in one of my totes or as a pillow. Ah, such is life. I will not let it discourage me. It was just another “learning experience.” On the brighter side of life, tomorrow is Rednesday, and it doesn’t have to be any particular size :-)
“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”