That is driving me a bit batty. Nothing like having one's plan on paper not work out quite like one planned. Such is the case below.
I planned. I calulated. Planned some more. This quilt is a year in the planning stages. Pinwheel blocks will be added in time.....if I can get pass the letter blocks. The above block is my orginal plan, but once I stitched it up I thought maybe the black and white strips surrounding the letters were too big. So.....
...I made them smaller. Only to think something was still off.
You may not be able to see it in the photos, but my letter squares are not 'square'. A smigen here and there has made them 'wonky' where I do not want them to be wonky. This is throwing the whole block off. Good thing I have enough letters to make four of these quilts. Not that that is the plan.
I decided to make up a whole row, including the embroidery stitches to see if I like it then. I really do like the wider black strips, but thinking less white. Back to the drawing board as they say.
I have 4 more rows to go on the hexagon quilt, and thankfully The Dude has stated he would prefer that I tie the quilt. Seems all the quilts he ever remembers were scrappy and tied. I just may finish it this year!!
The letters are from Lakehouse Dry Goods, which I believe are out of print. The black and white strips are from new thrifted sheets. Actually, the black sheet I purchased when we still lived in San Diego, over two years ago. The poor cashier probably thought me nuts as I was so excited to find black, and a newer sheet at that.
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