I've been working late at night and throughout the days, when my daughters are busy, to get some Christmas quilts made for them. Since I started so late on these projects, I'm just making them some Warm Wishes Quilts with some fussy cut Littlest Pet Shop blocks. I set about to make 6 1/2" blocks and started by fussy cutting all the Pet Shop blocks while they were asleep the other night.
Then, my youngest DD's syndrome flared up so I've been quite distracted while quilting so when I started cutting out the strips for the stripped blocks, I only accounted for only one side of each seam allowance, deducting 1/4" from each seam instead of 1/2" to account for both fabrics so when I pressed my strip sets open this morning, they measured 6" strips instead of 6 1/2"!
That was my first mistake. So, I decided I would just set about trimming my 6 1/2" fussy cut blocks down to 6" blocks so they would match up. That's when I realized my second mistake. I hadn't grabbed my 6 1/2" square ruler, but I had grabbed my 6" square ruler to fussy cut! So, it all came out in the wash, afterall! Phew! I was worried that I was going to take a huge block of time today recutting those blocks! And Saturdays are the days I can get the most done because my girls like to watch Saturday cartoons on the TBN.
I think I'm going to start their Christmas quilts for next year over this year's Christmas break so I don't have to do this again!