Monday, August 17, 2020

Measure Twice, Cut Once

I thought I had a plan for these fabrics in cute boy colors. I had two FQs of the X print and three FQs of the dotty print, and I wanted to feature the X print. 

The plan was based on this, but not exactly. 

Measure twice, cut once is good advice if I would have paid attention. And if I would have calculated correctly. You know where this is going, right?...

I cut parts that turned out to be incompatible. The three small squares in the sashing, when joined, were longer than the size of my cut squares. I didn't want to unsew all the sashings and recut the squares down to a smaller size, so I added coping strips to the outsides of my large squares. Very skinny coping strips - the colored frames will finish at 3/8" wide. 

Here's the revised plan, with parts just stuck on the wall so I could distribute the colors. 

Okay, this works. When sewn, it'll be 37-1/2" by 47-1/2", a good size for a baby quilt. It's actually more interesting with the framed boxes than it would have been with just plain squares. 

When I get around to quilting it, maybe I'll quilt spirals in the large boxes. Or some sort of motif. The framed boxes look like they should feature something. 

Monday Link Ups: Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Love Laugh Quilt


  1. The original would have been a cute quilt, but I really like what you are going to be able to create.

  2. Been there. sone that... didn't think of coping strips though! Love the added interest that they give.

  3. Plot twist! Looking good. Coping strips to the rescue!

  4. Sometimes mistakes are supposed to happen! You ended up with a really cute design.

  5. I think your OOPS will totally MAKE the quilt!!

  6. The quilt looks so great. Lovely with clear colors in the children's quilt.
    Can't wait to see the finished result.

  7. Sometimes our "whoops" give us the best design options. You definitely made the most of that challenge.