Let's play a little game called spot the flaw. Don't scroll too far/too quickly if you want to play - the answer is at the bottom.
Here's the quilt I've been working on so diligently. All 48 blocks are now cut and ready to be sewn together with a 1" sashing in between and a 4" border. I love this quilt, and it matches the room perfectly. So it is going to be a double-size, for the spare bedroom. Hmm, apparently I didn't take a photo with all the blocks up. The quilt is 6x8, not 5x7.
Now - spot the problem. What small, but very important factor did I forget to consider in this layout?
Are you ready?
Do you see what I missed, until I started sewing the blocks together?
The sections which had me the most concerned, where the stripes change direction between blocks, worked out perfectly. The seams nest, the blocks line up, and life is good.
And then, I went to sew together 2 pieces where the lines continue in a straight line. And realized that this is what is going to happen.
So, back to square one (well, square two, since the first quilt is still good to go). I need a new plan for all these extra blocks and the setting triangles.
I'm linking up at WIPs Be Gone, and on Monday morning I'll also be over at Patchwork Times. Maybe someone will have an inspiration for me.