When I opened the stack of Fat Quarters, what I thought was bicycles was indeed bicycles WITH SKELETONS on it! Not what I thought it was going to be. But then the significance of the name Chillingsworth hit me.
Honestly, I had wondered how Chillingsworth equated to bicycles when I pulled the Fat Quarter Bundle from my stash. But I figured I just didn't know enough about bicycle history.
It worked out that I could cut four 9 inch blocks from each fat quarter and that I would need 12 fat quarters. I spent some time yesterday rechecking my figures and it looked pretty good. I was ready to cut everything out.
There was an easy way I could cut them out and put them together or there was a hard way. Of course I blindly stumbled into the hard way. Why read the instructions? Who is this Tony guy anyway?
It would have been so simple had I just sewed the fat quarters together and then cut up for the black strip. I also way over estimated the number of black strips I needed so I have a lot of them left over.
Luckily I have a lot of extra black on a bolt. And I now have a lot of extra black 1 inch strips, too.
And my 9 inch blocks, turned into 8 1/2 inch blocks when I had an unfortunate trimming accident. But I can adjust. Yes I can! I have to.
Sometimes I wonder how people in traditional quilting do it. But I am pretty sure this is how Modern Quilting got started............