One day I decided that it makes sense to trim the panels as I go, you know, cut down on the work at the end. That will be sometime this decade for sure. It got pretty distorted from all the stitching on it that even though I put a basting line down the middle, I ended up folding it in half to find the new middle.When this much time has gone into a project, that rule of check twice, cut once applies. I checked more than twice and even marked the cutting line on the wrong side. I was a bit cautious and prayed for no slips of the ruler.
I even cut out all my sashings and borders which will be trimmed to size as I go. I had three inches left, no room for errors.
Now this has got me excited, to see how it will look with the pink. I'm still madly keen about this quilt but I'm realistic, it's a long, slow work in progress. It's not just a quilt, it's a journey that I'm taking.
I showed you two cushion covers I was working on. Yesterday, I finally put the last stitches in the tops. I had a yeee-ha moment. I'm thrilled with how they look, even my amateur quilting thrilled me.
Today, I was looking forward to getting them made up into cushions. I found some nice fabrics for the backs in my stash and had the zips all lined up.
First job is to trim, I checked the measurements in the pattern, had some center lines marked to go by and somehow................my brain did a number flip on me. Check out the photo below.
Bad words were said, more than once, a few times in fact. There is no fixing this, so I resigned myself to starting again.
Did you get that? I'm starting from the begining.....again!!!
And how come I proceeded to trim the second pillow and made another (slight) error in measurement? Although this one wasn't a really big mistake, you'll never know when I'm done.
Emergency medicinal sedative required here.