Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams

Quilting, rants and raves and I am sure I will talk to my grandson.

Crying in my tea… HOW I GOOFED UP MY QUILT

Posted on December 3rd, 2010

JUST talking about how I goofed up my quilt.

Talking about reading to my grandson, my favorite children's book: THE QUILT MAKER's GIFT

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Progress report.... Friday Night... December 3, 2010

I put the sashing on 15 new blocks and will now need to square them up to the same size.  Because my four patch blocks varied depending on the fabric fussy cut.  I made the sashing larger so I could square them to the same size.  I plan to square up all of my blocks in the same session.  I find that I am more consistent if I square up all my blocks at the same time.  I hope to post before and after pictures.


YEAH !!!!! I HAVE A QUEEN SIZE QUILT WITH 36 BLOCKS COMPLETED.  I only had to fudge one block and sew pieces together to get the strip I needed.  My LQS ordered the sashing and binding fabrics for me as they were standard fabrics they always carry they just did not get their shipment in.  I am sure if I scatter the  new fabric for the center sashing no one will be able to they are from two different dye lots... AT LEAST THAT IS MY HOPE.  I am thinking I will blend in 30 to 50 % of the strips from the new fabric even if I have left over strips.   Anything not used goes into my scrap box any ways.

I am posting my goof ups because I am hoping others can learn from my mistakes.  Since make so many mistake... there can be a lot of free knowledge here....

** Problems with the patches: e--fourpatchK.jpg

Each set of patches sewed up to a different size, anywhere from 1/4 to almost 1/2 inch in difference. I could either sacrifice the design or trim them to the same size. OR I could sew on the sashing and then trim all the blocks to the same size. This is what I chose to do, realizing I might lose consistency from patch to patch but I think the coloration will hide the problem from block to block.


The framing / sashing is over size on this block to accomadate the variance of the four patch block sizes.   As a result all the blocks need to be trimmed/ squared to the same size ( 12- 1/2 inches. )



  • frances

    I wanted to let you know I really enjoyed this. I thought it was a good mix of content, lots of useful information, the right amount of personal stuff mixed in withe quilting.

    On a technical note, there is a bit of a tinny quality to the sound, which I’m assuming is a mic issue. What kind of mic are you using?

    Can’t wait to hear the next one!


    Dec 8, 2010 at 4:24 pm
  • nonniesquiltingdreams


    I am using a GIGaWARE head set I bought at Radio Shack… it was what they had and I am not sure of what else is available. I bought PODCASTING FOR DUMMIES and have been reading a little to try and improve. I am slowly working through the manual for AUDICITY but I do not understand some of the terms or explanation of how AUDICITY works and how to make changes….. RIGHT NOW I AM HAPPY I CAN DELETE GOOF UPS AND SILENCES. I wiped out a few podcast before I learned that one. I am hoping maybe if I adjust some of the button I can adjust the tinny quality… I give it a try.

    I am going to buy better equipment next summer when I drive down to Detroit. There is a better selection of specialty shops where I can buy equipment with knowledgeable sales persons. But first I want to prove to myself I am not a POD FADER….

    UP TILL now I worry about how loud the podcast is cause some of the volumes on some of the podcast are too soft and can not be turned up higher. I found I could turn down the sound on the loud podcast but I could not increase the sound on the soft ones.

    I am going to keep working at the technical aspects.


    Dec 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm