Monday, September 5, 2016

DWM - Note to Self

Make More Notes to Self!

Here's what was on my design wall this morning.

Star Gazing
I started this in December 2013. I completed all the blocks in March of this year.  When I pulled it back out of the box last week, I made the assumption that the blocks had been squared down to 15-1/2". Should have made a note to myself.

The pattern said the horizontal sashing should measure 51-1/2". I learned a long time ago to not cut to the pattern measurement, but put a pin where the end should be.

The first row of blocks came out to 52". However, instead of stitching that sashing on, I worked on the next row of blocks which measured 51-1/2", as did the next two rows. After a little adjusting of seam lines (and losing a few points) I whittled that first row down to size. SO glad I hadn't stitched the sashing on without checking the others! And SO put out with myself that I had not left myself any notes.

Flange made
By the end of the day I had put a tiny flange on all four sides. And began attaching the border.

Pink flange, teal border
This should be an easy finish tomorrow (flimsy).

Linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.


  1. Those stars are looking the bias stripe flange! Of all the lies I tell myself the biggest one is "I'll remember that". I'm getting better at putting notes into unfinished projects so I can figure out what I was planning to do...

  2. Assumptions always seem to bite us on the butt, don't they? I try to remember to put those 'note to self' thingamies on the blog, but often forget. (Note to self: leave notes on blog)
    Love that flange!

  3. Nifty star pattern, Libby. Notes are good. I think I will remember but I don't.

  4. I had to chuckle since I was telling myself the same thing yesterday. Marlene

  5. I usually write notes, just can't decipher them later!
    I really like the flange with your border. And that block pattern is new to me, the squares inside teh stars look great.

  6. LOL! I'm really bad about that, too! I just plain forget. And then months (and/or years) later, I *really* forget! :)

  7. Glad you figured it all out before you starting sewing. I never leave myself notes about that kind of thing either. I should probably start.


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