Sunday, July 18, 2010

Counting: 1, Amy: 0

I'm working on a little quilt that has 100 one inch squares. 100 different fabrics. This is the second time making one of these, but this time I'm using the technique that I've seen all over the web where you draw a grid of 1 1/2 inch squares on fusible interfacing and then sew it up in strips, trim a smidge off the edges so that you can open up the seams and then sew in the other direction. Works like a charm - that is, IF YOU CAN COUNT TO TEN! See anything wrong with my 10 x 10 grid? Yeah, it's actually only 9 x 10. Oops.
The sad thing is, I drew my grid larger than I needed and then trimmed it down to 10 x 10 (or so I thought). I could lie to you and say the fusible was only wide enough for nine columns, but the fact is that I was bested the kind of counting skills that most pre-K kids possess.
No worries, it's an easy fix and has since been remedied.

1 comment:

  1. it looks like it will be beautiful when you are finished. i'm actually in the beginning stages of my own (and first quilt). i'm doing squares too (but mine will be 3X5) and a much larger quilt. i'm nervous and excited!

    good luck on yours!