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Friday, September 23, 2011

Detour Around The Yellow Brick Road

I can't remember how many times over the years I had teachers ask me if I read all of the directions before beginning an assignment.  Apparently not much has changed since my school days.  I started a quilt using the Yellow Brick Road pattern and somewhere along the way I missed the part in the instructions that said, "Leftover strips will be used later".  Translated that means, "Don't sub-cut all of the strips just yet", but I didn't figure that out until after I (yep, you guessed it) cut all of the strip sets.  Thankfully, I was able to design enough blocks from the pieces that I had leftover to finish the quilt.  No, it's not really a Yellow Brick Road quilt now, but I think my Detour Around The Yellow Brick Road is just as nice!
And for those who are wondering if I have learned my lesson about reading directions...probably not.     


Anonymous said...

That must be where Miss Two gets it from then! We had that problem with homework just last night!!!It looks like it is going to be a beautiful quilt though...LOVE the colors! :)

Stray Stitches said...

At least you made it work. Wonderful colors!

kutiequilter said...

Love your fabrics! In quilting, directions are just "guidelines". What you do with them is what makes quilting an art!

Barb said...

Don't feel lonesome in your mistake...at least you were able to salvage it.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Been there ... done that ... more than once!

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