Saturday, October 20, 2007

Stars Swap - I failed

I signed up for a stars swap a while ago. The background colour should be cream and the stars should be all kinds of brown. This is my favourite colour combination and this was one reason why I decided to take part. The other reason is that I know the swap mom and I was sure that she is doing a great job.
The first problem I faced was the size of the blocks: 20*20 cm finished sized. Most pattern I found were 9-patches and this was a bit tricky with 20*20 cm.
Despite all my patterns were drawn correct and I worked hard on sewing on the line I ended up with two sets of blocks and all blocks where to small. Most of them were 21*21 cm unfinished instead of 21,5*21,5.
Today the blocks should have sent and yesterday I told the swap mom that I cannot make it. I'm not very happy with this and I hope that not to much participants do the same so that her swap will be a success anyhow.

I'm thinking about making a table runner out of my blocks. Or I will piece some more blocks in this colour combination in various sizes and make a wallhanging quilt of them.


joyce said...

Your stars look beautiful. Too bad the size was wrong. It's very hard changing from inches to cm in quilting. Here in Canada we have lots of rulers and tape measures that have inches on one side and cm on the other. That makes it a bit easier.

Angelika said...

Die Sterne sind wirklich schön. Da kannst Du leicht etwas hübsches für Dich daraus zaubern :-)
Liebe Grüße

Annelies said...

Your stars are very beautiful. I hope you can make something beautiful out of them.

Anne-Mette said...

Ich schliesse mich Angelika an - die Sternen sind so schön, da kannst du leicht was wunderschönes draus machen.
Ein schönes Wochende und liebe Grüsse aus dem Norden,