Thursday, February 2, 2023

SAHRR - What Was I Thinking?

Note to self:  Make more notes to Self!!

When I saw the prompt for Round 1 of the Stay at Home Round Robin, I was less than inspired.  I wanted to try something "out of the box," but my vertigo-head couldn't wrap itself around what it would take to accomplish my idea.  Then I saw Julie's (Quilts and Costumes) pretty blue spools and decided I'd just go with the obvious.

I could see that the block could be constructed as a 9-patch, but finishing at my desired 3 inches, that would be a lot of little pieces and seams.  So on Sunday I devised a plan to use 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangles with flip triangles for the four HST corners and immediately set about cutting all the pieces.  I even cut the corners for one block so that I would be sure they were going in the correct direction.  Then it was time to leave for church.

That sermon must have been pretty good because by the time I got back home and had lunch I totally forgot what my plan was!

I reckoned that I had reversed the fabrics for the flip corners so I cut more.

But wait, how is this going to finish at 3"???  OK, stop laughing.  I cut the center section down to size and nothing matched up, not to mention I was back to almost a 9-P with little pieces.

And, yes, that's a wine splash in the corner.  Lots of little purple dots all over my Kona Snow 😒

I finally realized my original plan was to use the white rectangle with flip corners on the SIDES of the dark rectangle.

Success!  But by then it was Monday and Prompt 2 was out.  I came up with a new plan; stay tuned.


  1. You are definitely not the only one to forget what the plan was, or to sew pieces on the wrong way! I'm glad your spool eventually worked out. Hope you are enjoying some good golf watching today! :)

  2. Haha, my favorite is the wine splash - I think you should use that block - lol!


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