Saturday, October 29, 2011

Black, White, and Grey Swap

Shoot!  I was excited to open my box in the mail today from Connecting Threads.  The fabric was so soft and silky.  I was excited to cut it.  I got my little 4-year old situated with a new game and went to town cutting everything perfectly on the 5" line to make 5" charm squares.  YIKES!  I cut all my so-I-thought 5" strips by WOF.  When I went to turn them something was wrong.  When I turned my ruler and lined it up with the 5", I was avoiding the other side with a half inch margin.  Crap!  All of my strips are FOUR inches!!!  Back to the drawing board.  Guess I better look for a project that needs something white with a black print and four inches wide.  Dang dang dang.  All the local quilt shops are closed until Monday.  Guess I better hit a local quilt shop Monday while the little guy is in school so that I can get this in the mail for the charm swap.  They are not due until November 7th, but remember... Measure twice, cut once...  That's what I get for being so excited!

I guess I could consider my border for the quilt I will be making from the charms is already cut, if I want to look at it with a positive attitude.


Ella at http://throwawenchintheworks.blogspot.com/2011/10/swap.html, is having a fabric swap, and I've joined up.  It's a Black, White &  Grey Charm Swap.  It's a US swap only, but if  this works as planned, there will be a larger, international scale swap in March.  There are still a few spots open for you to join!

black and white button

If you're interested, go check it out.  I don't know if there are any spots left yet.

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