Sunday, July 13, 2008

Making a Rag Quilt - Part 6 - Assembly Completed - Well almost...

Block by block, row by row, each step bringing me closer until the full quilt is assembled. I worked on it Friday a little, Saturday a little, and this morning I added the final row. Yeah, another quilt completed!! I have 12 blocks in each row with 12 rows total. So now, my 6" blocks have shrunk to 5 inches since there is a 1/2" seam on each side. Still no problem, I now have a 60" by 60" quilt.

I'll just hang it up on my split entry home "built in quilt rack" (aka the railing to my steps between upstairs and downstairs) and take a few photos for the record. Hold up the camera, look through the lens, yep I see the dark blue wavy back and forth pattern. Looks pretty good. Snap another photo.


Wait a minute, that's odd. That area in the middle looks a little funny. The dark blue is lined up but I have several blocks in the wrong order.

Son of a *%*&^, right there in the center of the quilt (of course it has to be center) I sewed on two rows backwards. UGH!!! See how the tan blocks are on the left of the line but should be on the right. There is nothing more frustrating than when you find a mistake after you are done.

Well, see if you can spot where I am talking about. I'll help you out by a red box. These two rows should be pulled out and completely turned around horizontally. Well folks, there is going to be a delay in completion of the game. Time to get out the seam ripper.... :-) I'll be back to show you the end result!!

~*~Trish~*~

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