Thursday, April 10, 2008

The (In)sanity continues.....

http://lissajane.blogspot.com/Feels like forever since I have posted anything on this blog.

Mostly the same things are happening every week, same dramas, different days.

Any way....the point of THIS post is to show that I am getting right along with the "Insanity" quilt


I had a small hiccup with the top border. I was following the diagram in the magazine, and the hexagon flowers weren't lining up like they did on the cover photo.

So.....

I rang the designer, and it turns out that the drawn diagram is WRONG!!

THEN.....I rang the magazine, and had to wait for the appropriate person to ring me back.

I can't remember the name of the woman I spoke to, but the correct diagram will (hopefully) be in Volume 17, issue 1 of AP&Q.

After all the discussion, I had to remover the whole top border of hexagon flowers, re-space them, and then sew them back into place.

There was no mention on the part of the magazine to try and compensate me for their error, or MY time in fixing it......but I WAS the first person to bring it to their attention.

And for some better news

Four inch charm squares on the left, and five inch charm squares on the right. Enough to add 100 centre losenges to my quilt,or 100 hex flowers, or a combination of both!

A four inch charm square gives me 9 hexagons.

A five inch square will give me 16 hexagons

I am trying to add 25 pieces to this quilt each day. My friend Lissa was kind enough to point out that it would take me 480 days total to piece the top!!

I think that I will keep a little noetbook for a while to see how many pieces I DO add each day.

Gratitudes

Friends who do the math for you
Charm squares in very useful sizes
School is back!
a husband who encourages my piecing efforts
Quilty friends

9 comments:

Debbi said...

Looks to me like you are making good progress. I love that quilt! I want to make it too, but when I learned it was 1/2 inch hexagons, I'm not so sure. It would be a very, very long term project for me. You are doing so good! It is beautiful!

Debbie said...

Oh it is looking gorgeous! And for what it's worth, I think you are perfectly 'sane'. Of course, it could be because I've now started one of these too! (but only have one "diamond" done so far so no pictures yet)

Catherine said...

It looks wonderful!! I am SO tempted to start this quilt as I love stitching hexagons with Inklingo -- but think I'll wait a bit until a collection comes out with half-inch hexagons! No way I'd have the patience to do English paper piecing with all those tiny bits!

Toni said...

WOW, this is looking awsome...I understand the "insanity" of it! You are a braver woman than me!

Kucki68 said...

It looks great so far! So what if it takes you two years to finish it...

mereth said...

Oh, this looks too frustrating for me. I've got a hexagon quilt underway too, but not that small.And piecing over papers makes my hand cramp so I can't do them that way. Having to redo the border would have made me very cranky indeed.

Patchwork Penguin said...

That is lovely!! Sorry about the mistakes but glad you found them. What issue is this in? I might have to look at it again.

Quilty Hugs!
Nancy

lindaschiffer said...

Wow, you may be insane, but what BEAUTIFUL insanity! (lol)

:) Linda (a fellow pickle)

Christine said...

Hi Christine

Your quilt is coming on great, I love 1930's fabrics and maybe I have to do this one too.

cheers
Christine