Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Got to love when.....

  1. #1
    Senior Member MoanaWahine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Upstate SC
    Posts
    350
    You have every intent to get something accomplished and it just does not work out that way. Had completed the center part of a log cabin block over the weekend, trimmed and ready to add the logs. Thought I would cut the first log to the correct length (different than the pattern states but I tend to do it my way most of the time anyway). Went to sew the first log on, came to realize I cut the wrong fabric. :shock:

    Oh well, have extra fabric, no big deal. Cut and sewed on the two light color logs to the block. Went to fix my first mistake, yep have extra fabric, but ends up being one log short. Need 16, only fabric for 15. :x Not a large stash so have no other fabric at home. Guess I will put this on hold for a few days until I get to a LQS to get new fabric. Darn ;-)

  2. #2
    Super Member gale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North-Central Indiana
    Posts
    4,078
    Blog Entries
    1
    Story of my life.

    ps-I love your lava lamp.

  3. #3
    Super Member leiladylei54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    2,031
    Awww....svs this has happened to you. Yes, the same has happened to me without any extra fabric.

  4. #4
    np3
    np3 is offline
    Power Poster np3's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    17,265
    Blog Entries
    7
    Sounds familiar! One of the reasons my stash is so large!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Honeynga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    West GA
    Posts
    458
    Blog Entries
    17
    Oh I could have written this post. I thought I had cut the correct number of logs for a 9 block log cabin....got them all sewed together and was so excited until I laid it out on the floor and realized I only had 8 blocks. Searched through my scraps and didn't have enough of the matching fabric for the 9th block....just winged it the best I could. Have sewn the blocks together and was showing it to a quilting friend the other day and I asked her, "which one of the blocks is not like the others?" she had to study it for a moment and saw it.....I had no choice but to do what I did.

    My next move will be to add several borders around it in coorindating fabrics to at least make it a good lap size quilt....then I'm going to try and quilt it myself on the machine.

    At some point I want to go to LQS and get them to help me pick out fabric in the right amounts to make another Log Cabin the right way.....

    Mine definitely qualifies for the adage....galloping by on a horse no one will see it.......

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    New York City/Manhattan
    Posts
    1,274
    that's simply a design opportunity. And who is to say you didn't do it purposely or even purposefully? why travel the straight and narrow all the time?

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    kentucky
    Posts
    2,270
    Post a picture of your fabric,maybe someone on board will have some

  8. #8
    Senior Member MoanaWahine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Upstate SC
    Posts
    350
    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Patches
    Post a picture of your fabric,maybe someone on board will have some
    Not worth the effort of everybody. I was already planning a trip to the LQS on Wednesday, so I will just make sure I add this to my list. If it were something that I had to have and could not find anywhere, I would, but it is a simple green fabric that can be replaced easily enough. Thanks.

  9. #9
    Super Member Gramie bj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Riverside Washington
    Posts
    1,340
    When doing the log cabin I don't cut the individual logs try the strip method by Elenor Burns, a lot faster. and none of those miss cut logs.

  10. #10
    Senior Member MoanaWahine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Upstate SC
    Posts
    350
    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj
    When doing the log cabin I don't cut the individual logs try the strip method by Elenor Burns, a lot faster. and none of those miss cut logs.
    Have not seen her method but I am thinking that this is how I was suppose to do it. Did not want to do it that way, just seemed odd to me. So now I get to go shopping to replace a fabric. That is alright, I look at it this way, if I do not learn something from a quilt that I make, then it is not 100% successful. May be 99%, but not 100% ;)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.