Friday, April 6, 2012

Schnibbles Impaired

The February Schnibbles pattern pick was called ISTH.  I loved the pattern.  I'm a sucker for stars.  I tried so hard to finish the quilt in time for the parade but my life didn't agree with the timing of it all.  I had a terrible time with my blocks.  They went together nicely, I squared up each 2 inch half square triangle.  I thought I was on the right track. 

When I went to square up the finished star block if I cut them to the right size, I would have chopped off the points.  I tried another block or two, being more precise and careful - each time I had the same issue.  

I decided to just throw them together in the rows and hope for the best...well a few weeks back I went to put my 3 rows together - sadly they were all different lengths and again, if I cut down would chop off some points.  WHAT AM I DOING WRONG????

I'm into table runners lately - so why not make 3?  I had my charm packs completely cut out to get my Schnibbles project done, so I used those pieces for the borders and did 3 different looks.  I still have some binding to sew down - but I'm happy they are quilted and ready to be completed.  Hopefully tonight I can finish the binding.

My first two Schnibbles projects and I didn't get them just right.  I think I have problems when it comes to small blocks.  I took a little break in March, but I LOVE the Schnibbles pick for April so pattern is ordered and I'm going to give it another try.  We'll see how this month turns out!

Linking up again this week to Whoop Whoop and Finish it up Friday


Chris said...

Love the colors!

Floss said...

They look great, and no-one would know these where a fix to a sizing problem if you hadn't told us. This way you have two you could use as gift and still have one for yourself.