Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I know I can do this!

I am not an idiot - or at least I never thought I was.  I am working on a raffle quilt.  The designs are embroidered, the fabric has been chosen and I'm ready to go.  But I'm still looking for the right block pattern.  I've decided I'd like to do that tube quilt block.  Easy, will go quickly - once I figure the strip measurements!  I have cut and sewn and measured and done it again.  I've played with the numbers and thought I finally had the right combination - Nope!!! Back to the drawing board.  It's my own darn fault, I trimmed the embroidered squares to 9" - what was I thinking????  Now I have to come up with a quilt block that will finish 8½" finished.  Now if I had a brain, I might consider working it out in EQ -but that would just be too easy! 
Okay, I'm off to figure this out - did I also tell you I'm stubborn?!


1 comment:

Sally said...

no clue what a tube quilt is...but can you add a border to the blocks themselves to make them the right size?

Other than that, been there, done that, it's frustrating.