Well, I'm a newbie to quilting. I knew I was gonna mess this up, but I didn't think I would do it quite so badly. Let me tell you what happened.
This picture is a design for the quilt. I asked y'all about the color choices and you helped me decide on this one. Easy enough. Felt I would post a picture for reference so you know what I'm talking about.
I cut out all the white blocks and all the toile blocks first.Again, easy. Each block is 10.5 inches by 10.5 inches so the blocks finished, will be 10x10. It was my intent for the diamond blocks to also be 10.5 unfinished, and 10x10 finished... obvioulsy the quilt would be all wonky.
Somehow in the sewing/cutting of my diamond blocks, I really fudged things up. Whether I didn't measure the triangles right or I didn't use the correct seam allowance or WHAT, but my finished dark blue/light blue diamond blocks are, unfinished, anywhere from 9 3/4 inches width and length, to 10 1/4 inches inches width and length.
These blocks aren't even. They don't match. The points on the diamonds are going to be lost when I sew them together.
I made this pattern up in my head with graph paper and photoshop and it looked easy enough for a beginner but jeeeeeze did I really screw something up.
So I'm left with some options. I either cut ALL of my blocks (the toile and white blocks included) to like, 9.5 inches in size and sew them this way, even though this will still make the diamond blocks look hodge-podge... or I can just go out and buy 3 yards of a dark blue material and use that in place of my diamond blocks and have everything be simple and square.
I really don't know what to do. I know it would be less work to just buy some different fabric, but it won't really look like much effort went into it. Or I could just fix the diamond blocks by cutting them down, losing their pretty points and then trim everything else so it's just a smaller quilt. *sigh* what do I do?
Sorry this got so long, I just needed to vent about my tribulations with this quilt and figure out just what I'm going to do :(