Well, I did make the top in a hurry like planned and I did enjoy the process and I do like the finished top. And I did use a lot, but not all, of the quilt back trimmings. Some of those remaining trimmings I'll cut into squares, scrappy binding or strips or skinnier strings for the skinny string box which is a separate box from the quilt backing trimmings box.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Tales From The Backside: Backstories.
A Tale From The Backside
I made a flimsy
and I call it
63 x 81
I called it backstories because it is made from...
...a box of quilt BACK trimmings. And all those BACK trimmings all remind me of the STORIES of finished quilts. BACKSTORIES.
I saw a quilt called Second Strings at Timeless Reflections and I just knew it was the perfect way to use my box of eclectic quilt back trimmings (greater than 2 inches in width) that has been accumulating for quite awhile. If I studied a picture of the quilt long enough I probably could have figured out the math on how to make it myself but I wanted to get this top made quickly before I forgot about it and while I had the urge so I ordered the digital pattern called Interweave so I wouldn't have think much -- just cut and sew.
When I downloaded the Interweave pattern I saw it was supposed to make a quilt that finished at 65" x 71". I like to make my twin sized quilts at least 80 inches long so tried to decide how and where to add a little length...top, bottom or center?? Well, as I was trying to figure that out I happened to notice that the block size made with the pattern instructions would NOT make for a quilt 65" x 71" but a quilt 63" x 65" instead. Hmmmmm....I had to do a little thinking and a little math and I finally decided to make an extra set of half length blocks to add to the center of the quilt.
I thought before I blogged about the error with the pattern length as stated in the pattern I should notify the author of the problem. That message and response through Etsy are as follows:
Date: 3 days ago 09:33 EDT
Message: I ordered the Interweave pattern a few days ago. I think there is something incorrect about your finished length of 71 inches. With the pieces in each block cut at 3 3/4 inches I think the finished block size is 10.5 x 32.5 so the length is more like 65 inches and not the 71 inches as you have listed in your pattern.
Date: 3 days ago 11:35 EDT
Message: Thank you, Cathy. I'll take a look at that. I hope it didn't cause you a problem.
And now you know the rest of the story.
And so ends the tale from the backside.
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