I don’t like maths. Never have. Never will. Even when it’s quilty maths. I still don’t like it. Maybe that’s why I like paper piecing so much – there’s a lot less maths involved!
See it all started way back when I ordered some cute fabric to make a baby quilt for my friend’s new little bundle of joy. I decided on some fussy cut Little Red by Tasha Noel, with two different red based prints as the background.
All fine til I started cutting and realised I had ordered half as much background fabric as needed. Oops. And with shipping time being minimum 2 weeks, I didn’t want to order more and wait. The baby will be turning 5 soon at this rate.
So I changed my plans. And used some fabric I had in my stash instead. So instead of a red and white quilt, now I’ll have a red, white and aqua quilt. Even better!
Plus, Vintage Modern Swirl looks so so pretty with this line of fabric!
This red background is one of the prints from the Little Red line – yep can’t remember the name but it’s super cute!
And originally I planned to also use a red and white stripe print from the same line too.
Til I made a block and it started making my eyes go weird. Like if I look at it too long, the lines start to move. I’m not going to be responsible for this new baby requiring glasses at an early age due to a traumatic quilt incident. So I decided against using this print after all.
So now instead of having a 12 block quilt – revised to a 9 block quilt – I’m now having a 6 block quilt. I’ll add a bunch of white around the squares. Then maybe if I can figure a way to turn back time and uncut all that red stripe fabric, use that as a binding.
And we are going to ignore the fact that my star points do not meet because again, my friends, quilty math failed me. I didn’t want to cut 2 7/8” squares for the points so I made them 2.5”. Let’s just say as I was sewing I suddenly had a lightbulb moment over why the original pattern required 2 7/8” squares. I think I had better stick to paper piecing. ;)