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Sunday, January 1, 2012

(un) Lucky Seven . . . . .

Maybe it was too late last night to be sewing.  I am a morning person.  I probably get more finished by noon than I do the rest of the day and into the evening.  Maybe I need to learn to pace myself.  Who knows!  But I do know I shouldn't sew late at night when I'm tired.

Here are my blocks so far for the Temecula 12 Days of Christmas.  I did just fine, thank you very much, with blocks one through six.  But either my seams were too wide or I held my mouth wrong or I cut wrong but my Number Seven block wound up 1/4" too wide.


Think I may just whack off 1/8" off each side and let it go.  Maybe try another go at it later when I make Block Eight today.  Other than that, I am really enjoying this little quilt.  Since it is the "12 Days of Christmas", I decided to make it in Christmas colors.  If it turns out even close to the size I think it may, I already have the perfect spot for next Christmas.


Wool Barn Update: My favorite power supplier came last Thursday and hooked me up!


They were finished within an hour.  When Dear Hubby commented to them about how quick they were, they replied, "We are always much faster when we start at 11:00 and lunch is the  next thing on the agenda!".


So now I have two lights and an outlet and a power bill!  Whoohoo!! Next up . . . having the electrician come back out to add some more outlets as soon as I decide how many and where.

Blessings, Cathi

13 comments:

Darlene said...

I hate when that happens! I like your plan - just do it. LOL

Woohoo - we have power!!!!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Happy New Year to you!

Carolyn :)

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Hope 2012 is a great year for you!

Lesley said...

My number seven was also too large, by a smidgen...but even with a 1/4 inch foot, I seem to have problems with precision. I had to resew two seams and then the size was perfect. Your blocks are so pretty! And don't you just love having a new power bill! Heehee...enjoy your new home!

Sue said...

I tend to whack things off often! LOL
I hope your new year is a good one for you.

Looks like your wool barn is coming along! Woot!

Blessings in the new year,
Sue

Lynn said...

Why is it that sometimes the simplest block is the hardest one to get together?

Barb said...

Well, I guess if I want something done quickly, I need to have them come right before lunch.

Colleen said...
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Colleen said...

Happy New Year to you also Cathi! I also pieced number 7 and it was 1/4" too large on the sides. I just took the 1/8 off each end and called it done!

Me and My Stitches said...

Funny, as I was reading your post, I was thinking...I would just chop a little off of each side! Who's gonna notice?! Congrats on electricity!!

Libby said...

I'm a morning person, too! Just think how much you will get done when you are all moved into your (YOUR! *s*) new space.

Teresa said...

Better 1/4 too big than 1/4 too little, which is usually what happens to me. Can't wait to see your "wool house"

Sydney said...

Hi! My #7 block was also a 1/4" too big..wacked off a bit on each side.