Friday, August 31, 2012

Do.Good Stitches August

And they're off!  My Do.Good Stitches blocks for August are on their way.  They were to be made in some combination of pink, yellow and orange in a semi-scrappy way.  Meaning, the prints were not all perfectly matched from one fabric line, but did coordinate within a "ring" of the granny.  Easy peasy, right? 



Although I have made many a granny block, I was never able to make these the requested 9 1/4 inches square.  Mine were consistently smaller, even in Granny Mania.  After several test blocks and the re-stitching of these at least 3 times over, I just had to hang my head and send them in at 8 3/4 inches square. 


I like them.  I like the prints.  I like the color combo chosen.  I'm just so sad they did not quite work out well.  Here's hoping our mama can use them on the back or something.  I did also send along lots of orange, yellow and pink fabrics if, in the end, she needs to re-make these blocks.  I tried and there's nothing else I can do.

15 comments:

Lynne said...

I once pulled out of the only "bee" I was in because no matter how hard I tried my block would not come out the right size. I measure and measure, sew scant quarter inches and still -- too small blocks! So, I really do sympathise and feel your pain!

Anne said...

Your blocks are beautiful. Size isn't everything! :o)

Patchwork and Play said...

The blocks are so pretty, hopefully being undersized won't be the end of the world!

Nicky said...

I don't like those tricksy bias seams in these rascals! Being big is overrated in my opinion!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I have been chanting in Sarahs ear "grannies are evil" lol

Susan Standen said...

Could be the pattern is the problem, not you. Just saying!

Judy said...

I like them! I'm with Sarah thinking it's the pattern and not you.Have a great weekend,
Judy

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

I like your blocks a lot Cindy!

Judith, Belfast said...

The blocks are beautiful C! I'm sure they'll be put to good use. It's frustrating when blocks turn out smaller for no apparent reason! A real mystery sometimes! Jxo

Flying Blind... said...

I have not tried a granny yet, so no pearls of wisdom from me; but they look beautiful x

Sophie Belle Designs said...

They look great, that's the main thing, surely better to receive a 'slightly' smaller well made block than a raggedy arse one the right size? :)

Cherie said...

That's rather bizarre how yours wouldn't turn out to the right size...maybe the pattern, not your sewing, was off?
Great looking blocks though I would still use them for something =D

Kris said...

They do look great! I am just not sure why these are so hard, but I had problems too. I'm sure they can be used though. I think there will be a range of sizes!

CathyK said...

They look wonderful! All one can do is try, and you did that. I am sure your efforts will be much appreciated and the blocks be put to good use!

diane said...

Beautiful blocks. Maybe your ruler is off. Hopefully the recipient will be able to use them.

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