Friday, April 4, 2014

Another Friday Finish

I have a knack -- no, an outright talent -- for screwing up the easiest task.

Take Kevin the Quilter's "Pathway of Valor" block.  How simple:  cut a rectangle, slice that rectangle, insert a strip of contrasting fabric.  Two seams!!  (You can read about Kevin's block drive and get the complete directions here.)

First, I made the mistake of using the lines on my cutting mat to cut the 12-1/2" strip.  All the strips were shy of 12-1/2".  I did better on the 11" sub-cut after I located my 12-1/2" square ruler.

Next, in spite of Kevin's admonishment to be careful to slice the 11" side, I managed to cut a stack of 6 on the wrong side.

And finally, because I could get three squares and 3 strips from one strip of the four fabrics, my intention was to insert a strip of every different color.  Instead, I put nothing but red in the blue squares.

In the end, I know Kevin just wants the blocks to make as many Quilts of Valor as he can.  It just frustrates me when it takes days to accomplish something that should take hours.

So here's my only finish this week -- 18 blocks.  Once the storms clouds clear this morning, I'll take them to the post office.

Pathway of Valor Blocks for Kevin the Quilter

At least I'll have something to report for Sunday's stash report!  LOL

Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Keep Calm
Quilt On


  1. I totally understand, I do stuff like way too often, but at least you caught it before sending them :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Shauna. Have a nice weekend!

  2. LOL! It's funny how we can interpret directions incorrectly and how hard it can be to do it right even though we know that's how to do it. (I remember a cookie recipe -- I had to make three batches of dough to get it right!)

  3. Don't be so hard on yourself Libby! Why do you think I sent out the warning about cutting on the 11" side! LOL I did the same exact thing you did!

    1. I always tell my students I've already made every mistake they can manage ;-)


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