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    I just discovered I'd made a really big goof on 13 log cabin blocks I'm working on. To fix meant a whole lot of ripping, so I decided to
    "make lemonade" instead. I will now have 2 star shaped log cabin place mats. Tomorrow I'll begin again on the blocks for my quilt top.

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    good use or if you are going to make anther quilt out of the same fabs make pillows to match.
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    I am with you, cut them up, rearrange and call it original!! Have done it many times and the ladies in the quild think I am a maverick!! Just make lemonade.

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    That's the attitude. Make lemonade out of lemons.

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    Lemonade is good :-) great way to take a time out. Penny

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    The grass is always greener over the septic tank! Just go with it....

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    I probably would have put them in a pile and never touched them again. So glad you made something else out of them. Good thinking!

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    LOL what a great idea!! there are no mistakes in quilting, just opportunities!

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    I too would have designed a pattern to use them in. I don't have a problem throwing out small scraps, but, nothing I can use for something. Good for you.

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    You go girl. Good thinking

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    hmmm, wonder what kind of blocks they could have been...LOL
    I hope you post what you make with them.

    I am making another DLCS, and I made one of the outer blocks, thought it looked okay with the fabrics I used, then started making the other 17 blocks. After I added one of the fabrics (to all 17 blocks) I decided it really didn't look good and decided to rip that log off all 17 blocks. That meant taking several rounds off the 1st block too, but in this case I thought it was worth the effort. Other times I just put the blocks aside or donate them to the guild's car quilt.

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    I love lemonade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moreland
    I just discovered I'd made a really big goof on 13 log cabin blocks I'm working on. To fix meant a whole lot of ripping, so I decided to
    "make lemonade" instead. I will now have 2 star shaped log cabin place mats. Tomorrow I'll begin again on the blocks for my quilt top.
    Here's what I made --Placemats. I used a decorative blanket stitch for the edges --they turned out quite well. The picture is of one hanging on my closet curtain, so it may look a little strange. One of my sisters loves the pinks and I suspect these will become a b-day present for her next fall.

    My "lemonade" placemats
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    Quote Originally Posted by moreland
    Quote Originally Posted by moreland
    I just discovered I'd made a really big goof on 13 log cabin blocks I'm working on. To fix meant a whole lot of ripping, so I decided to
    "make lemonade" instead. I will now have 2 star shaped log cabin place mats. Tomorrow I'll begin again on the blocks for my quilt top.
    Here's what I made --Placemats. I used a decorative blanket stitch for the edges --they turned out quite well. The picture is of one hanging on my closet curtain, so it may look a little strange. One of my sisters loves the pinks and I suspect these will become a b-day present for her next fall.
    that is beautiful. thank you for sharing. Penny

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    That's really pretty. How big is it?

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