Wednesday, December 28, 2011

don't sew when tired........

I really should know not to sew when I'm tired - especially with a design/template I haven't done before.  I'm working on a kaleidoscope quilt - using the pattern ''English Garden'' from the ''Kaleidoscope The Smart Way'' with the ''Smart Plate'' template.  This quilt was my inspiration.  This pattern uses kaleidoscope blocks with alternating churn dash blocks.  You have to finish all the churn dash blocks before working on the kaleidoscope blocks so you know your layout..... anyhow, this is what happens when you don't pay attention:
 on the left: the wrong way!  On the right, correcto-mundo!  These are done from pinwheel blocks (4 HST blocks), but I think if I had to do it all over again, I'd make the pinwheel blocks from this method (only reverse), so the prints aren't on the bias.
The hubs is working today, and I have nothing to do but surf and SEW!  Hopefully I'll get all the blocks done for this today! ::crossing fingers::


  1. Well the "wrong" block isn't a total loss, you can always use it on the back or something else totally! LOL

  2. Karin, I can make mistakes like even when I'm NOT tired - LOL!

  3. Great blocks! I made more than one mistake like that putting mine together (thanks for linking to my quilt)!