It was definitely a busy week, and I didn’t get as much sewing done as I normally do. I’m still working on the patriotic log cabin quilt that I started this past Sunday … and it’s turning out to be “a quilt of errors”!
I thought this’d be an easy quilt to piece … surely I’d have the top finished by today. And I think that was my first error … thinking the log cabin block is very easy to sew, I didn’t pay too much attention.
After completing my first block (below) and posting about my error here, I decided to go forward with more *wonky* units.
I calculated that I needed 44 more log cabin units. When I finished the last one, I was so happy. I was looking forward to sewing the blocks together and then into rows. I could see the light at the end of the tunnel … and then I made a second 16-unit block.
Hello! What happened?! The first and second blocks don’t match … third error! Not only did I sew the log cabin units wrong ~ again ~ but I also did not make enough! My little pile of 28 remaining log cabin units didn’t seem large enough to make 10 more blocks! What was I thinking? Ummm …. 16 x 11 equals 176 units … not 44 … fourth error!
So this is not fun anymore, and I don’t wanna play! But I will continue, except that I’m making only 9 blocks and that means I need to make 84 more units! Groan! It’ll probably take me until next Friday to finish this … unless I just get fed up with it and toss it aside first! So who knows what I’ll be posting about for my next Friday Finish … until then, have a great weekend!