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Thread: Newbie mistake

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    Senior Member quiltnmom's Avatar
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    Started on my grandson's sailboat quilt. A 9 patch design I sketched out myself. Cut the squares tonight, was planning on 3 inch squares finished size. I didn't take into account that that the triangles where sails and sky meet and also where boat and water meet would turnout to be 3 inches when triangles stitched together making them 2 1/2 finished size while remaining squares in the 9 patch are 3 1/2 -- 3 inch finished size. It's fixable, just have to trim down the larger squares 1/2 in on two of the sides.

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    We all learn by doing. Sounds cute!

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    Glad you figured out a fix!
    Welcome to redesign in midstream...a very common occurance at my house.

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    Sherry that's not just a newbie mistake. I did the same thing yesterday making a Steelers table runner. The blocks will be smaller and the border wider and I'll call it an artistic choice, not a mistake. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!)

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    Welcome to the club... you are now officially a quilter :lol: 8-)

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    You were already a quilter. Now you are no longer a newbie! :)

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    That happens all the time.

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    There are no mistakes in quilting----just design options.

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    what did you learn from this "mistake"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boopers
    There are no mistakes in quilting----just design options.
    soooo true, and it wasn't a mistake, you just decided to make them smaller and add an extra boarder. hehe. :lol:

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    Senior Member quiltnmom's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone for your encouragement.

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    Oh, I did that too. That is when I decided that I had to learn geometry (I didn't the first time around so maybe this time it will stick).

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