Quilt Gift Disaster – Almost!
One of our local shopping malls hosts a craft fair twice a year. Because of Covid-19 they are changing the format this year, I will not be able to participate in the spring event due to travel plans but I’m still offering an item for one of the door prizes.
In the past I have only offered a gift certificate to my Etsy shop, but this year I wanted to do something different.
I have never made an equilateral triangle quilt and thought this would be the perfect opportunity.
I bought a kid friendly junior jelly roll, background fabric and a couple of coordinating fat quarters. Created the strip sets with the jelly roll and started cutting triangles with the background fabric. It was late at night and decided I would cut the strip sets in the morning.
Next morning, I cut the strip sets into triangles and sat down at my machine – when I tried to match the seams – I got ill because realized my mistake ☹
Sorry I did not take a picture of the triangles, but I hope you can tell from the ruler pictures what happened! The Creative Grids ruler (left ) has a blunt tip on top and the Clearview Ruler (right) has a pointed tip! Although both are 60 degree rulers there is a difference in how you sew them.
It was 9 am and I was ready for a drink…but that was not going to help. After several starts and seam ripping, I managed to make it work. Obviously, there are several imperfections, and I am hoping the recipient will not hold it against me.
The triangles that I could not get right I used on the back of the quilt.
With the small fabric purchase, I was able to make a quilt, bib, burp cloth, wash cloth and diaper clutch !
Thanks for listening to my first “almost” quilt disaster of 2021!