I know! If you saw the piles of fabric on my shelves you'd say, "How can she ever run out of fabric?" But is it the RIGHT fabric.
Here's the situation: I began a quilt in a guild class earlier this year. I knew I would be short of the background fabric, so I managed to economize somewhat in the cutting. What I hadn't accounted for is the fact I wanted to make a 25-block quilt -- basically king size -- like my friends had made, but the fabric requirements in the pattern were for 20 blocks. I'm not talking small blocks, either; they're 14 inches! Set on point (which quilters know makes everything look bigger). When I went to cut my side setting triangles yesterday, I was probably a yard short. I had already reduced the size of the quilt to 17 blocks for expediency. Oh, I forgot to mention I'm under a deadline to finish by Monday! What to do?
One option is to de-construct some of the rows with sashing and re-orient the quilt in a straight setting. That would screw up my carefully thought out (and diagramed on EQ) arrangement of the blocks. Plus, I really want to show the on-point setting against the straight setting of another quilt I will be showing on Wednesday night.
A second, more appealing option is to put the five leftover blocks on point in a wall hanging. I might be able to squeeze out enough side triangles to finish. I gave up yesterday in frustration and decided to start this blog, instead. But I really need to get back to it and come to a decision.
Tomorrow will tell .....
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