Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pink Star Progress

 I've been working on the pink star quilt and making pretty good progress!  Though I had hoped to be done with the top by tomorrow.

Taken by my 4 year old son, hence the facial expression.

 I had to work out some kinks in making the corner pink ribbons (using this tutorial by Missouri Quilt Co), and that took a couple of days longer than I expected (due to having more cherries to deal with).

A 60" star, designed to lay on top of a queen bed without hanging over.

For the ribbons, I left off the final border and then figured out how to put them on point, but it ended up 3" too small, and thanks to some IG (I'm @quiltsnkids) suggestions I decided to just add sashing to the borders to get them up to the 15.5" blocks I need:

One down, three to go!

This evening everything was going great, until that last piece (laying on the quilt), which I did measure twice, ended up about 3/8" too short and I don't have enough Kona Oyster to just recut.


 So I'm leaving that for the morning, because I am bummed I will need to scab in a small piece to get it to the right size!

What do you do when you've cut something too short and don't have enough to recut the whole piece?

12 comments:

  1. I don't have a solution to your fabric problem, besides a trip to the store (that's what I do). But the quilt is going to turn out great.

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  2. If you have enough fabric, I would piece that top border closer to the center so that it is more away from the edge.

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  3. I usually scab in a little piece, too. It's not noticeable once it's quilted and bound! It happens to me more often than I would like. :(
    Also, what's your method for putting blocks on point?

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  4. I feel your frustration. Leaving it for the morning is a good idea - something might come to mind as you look with fresh eyes.

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  5. I cry. Lol.
    I either try to patch something in to make it large enough or add another border.
    This is SO cool. I love it and the ribbons.

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  6. ACK! That always happens!! Sometimes I take out the other border and redo it with a micro scant 1/4 inch and do the same with the short border, and I can squeak by, or I add strips of something else into both borders, or I do an extra wide binding if it is 1/2 inch or more short. But the quilt is looking great, and I bet you will triumph in the end!! XX!

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  7. So awesome! And i'm sure you figured out a way to solve your problem so i'll just say that i'm looking forward to seeing it all come together!

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    1. Oh, and that shot of you by your little guy... awesome!!

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  8. I start by cursing loudly. Then I go have a cup of tea to calm down while I think of a rescue plan.
    I love the star and the ribbon. I was just thinking about making one of my Dear Jane border triangles into a ribbon shape.

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