May 18, 2016

oops but fixed

I had the top of half of the Charming Boxes all done by 3 pm Tuesday.  Rows 5 and 6 were assembled and joined.  Row 7 was done and waiting for Row 8 to be assembled.

Then I saw this-----I cropped a previous picture to show you how close in colors these two blocks were but I didn't see it till they were all sewn together.

So this afternoon---wouldn't you know this was a block with short seam allowances that I had not only double stitched but zig-zagged.  The seam allowances did not stand up to the overcasting but it was one that I had made.  Fabric a bit stretchy and ravel-y so I didn't try to selvage it.  Good-bye!  After debating about borrowing from row 8 or switching something around in the top row, I made another block using a newly acquired background fabric from our trip to the quilt shop last week.  The one next to it did re-locate.  LOL after I said nothing was going anywhere else!!  Famous last words, right?

Repair work done, Row 8  was finished up.  That just left a few more joining seams to do and the top is done. Woohoo!

Next up, Aline's D9P but probably not today.  I need to wind a ton of bobbins and clean out the machine.  I am sure it is a linty mess after using so many pre-cuts!  Besides, it is time for supper, whatever that is going to be.


  1. Woohoo!! - Good save, Linda!! - And now we know why those last words are famous - haha - ;))

  2. I have had to take out a block like that - I don't like to do it, but I would rather do that than have to attempt a repair after the quilt is quilted and washed.

  3. NO say it ain't so... it woulda been fine... such a perfectionist, love it :)

  4. I like both of your Charming Boxes. But I think I like this version with a variety of contrasting fabrics slightly better than the version with the consistent white.

  5. I'm here through the back door -- your comment on Gene's blog. How neat to discover that Alabama friends are both into so many colors! Lovely in spite of the issues you had.

  6. Charming Boxes is a lovely quilt. Thank you for the "fixed" eye candy.


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