Or better yet,
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!
That new quilt that I'm NOT doing -- you know, Long Time Gone -- is giving me fits already.
My overall plan is to use up (or at least make a dent in) a large collection of black and white prints, with a few brights thrown in for interest. I know, the pattern is scrappy. And I've seen a lot of wonderful scrappy renditions among blogs I visit. But I've also seen lovely ones done in planned colorways.
Anyway, I decided to start at the beginning and do the easy bowtie block.
|My first bowtie block|
Back to the cutting board.
Second Bowtie block
When my blocks barely fit into my 12" x 12" project box, I realized the large squares were supposed to be 3", not the 3.5" I had cut.
Oh, well, it's a scrappy layout, too so maybe these will fit in somewhere. Or I'll make two more ... but not today!
At this rate I'll be a long time gone from the finish.