My picture today is my butterfly blocks ….that I thought were finished …. and what you can’t see is my huge mistake.
Several of you have told me to share my mistakes …. so here it goes … the salvage side of your fabric is very important … so much so that it can really mess up a quilt if you don’t cut your fabric right!!
Some would call me hard headed …and this time I would have to agree with them.
Every time I think about the word salvage … I try to avoid it like the plague!
The reason being ….it confuses the heck out of me. It has been explained to me many times …but for whatever reason I can’t grasp it…. I think I have it now …. think … being the key word!!
Here’s my problem …. My 8-1/2 blocks are not 8-1/2 inches. Some are …most of them are not!! Because I didn’t place them on the die …with the salvage side facing the correct position …. grrrrrr
Don’t let this scare you off quilting …. It’s totally my fault!!
I have to say that I received excellent customer service from Accuquilt! My blocks were all different sizes and I had no clue what I had done wrong … so I called them and she explained …. more than once because my brain just shuts down when the word salvage is mentioned.
My plan to use a Layer Cake to make my butterfly quilt … gets the axe and instead I’ll use yardage.
All is not lost …. I have a fix …. my 8-1/2 blocks are gonna be 7-1/2 blocks ….after I trim all four sides of all 80 blocks. (I always say I learn the hard way!!)
All this means is it will take me a little more time to show any progress.