Monday, February 17, 2014

Measure twice...

cut once, AND make sure there isn't anything under what you are cutting. I was happily moving along with my 136 piece paper pieced star, I had 4 of sections A finished and 4 of sections B. That's when I went to trim them up and this happened:


Ugh. I had grabbed the first section to trim and didn't realize that I had actually grabbed two sections. But thankfully it wasn't as bad a repair as I feared. I taped the paper back together, took off fabric pieces 5, 6, and 7 and replaced them. Voila, back in business. I sewed the As to the Bs and now have this:


Hopefully by next week I will have my February BOM finished and it will go nicely with this one:


That's it for my design wall for this week. I have lots of quilting to do this week. I must get to that quilting.

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8 comments :

Marly said...

You were lucky you could fix it so quickly. That could have been a major disaster. I've never had that in quilting, but I did once cut out a dress with two right sleeves! All through a lapse in concentration.

Gina said...

I've done that so many times. What I'm famed for is trimming the block on the sewing line and not leaving any seam allowance. Glad you were able to rescue it as it's a stunning block xx

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Beautiful. Both blocks! So glad the fix went well.

Karen said...

Very pretty! Glad it was an easy repair.

LynCC said...

Oh, I hate it when I cut in the wrong place!! I do what Gina mentioned every once in a while. Usually because I'm doing a lot of them at once and am watching TV while prepping the next seam. . . :D This is a really pretty project.

drue.quilts said...

Hi Melinda, I found you from Pinterest. I pinned one of your quilts and now I am looking forward to watching you work on all your UFO's. I only have 26 started, 4 tops to quilt, and many many I want to make! I don't have a blog but maybe some day!

Emma said...

Ouch. Such rotten luck. Glad you were able to fix it without too much bother.

Your blocks are amazing.

Mary said...

Tape is a Paper-piecers best friend some days. Glad you got it fixed.