Thursday, October 18, 2012

A happy mistake, advice to give and a question to ask.

I made a very happy mistake when cutting my parallelograms with my accuquilt cutter tonight.

See if just take your fabric and fold it in half (meaning wrong sides together) and send it on through your accuquilt machine, you get to two mirror image parallelograms. Now this isn't a problem if you want to make zig zags, but it is when you were intending to make this block, but with parallelograms instead of half square triangles. 

Summer Sampler Series: Mosaic block

So my advice to you is when cutting parallelograms make sure your fabric is all facing the same direction (right side up or right side down it doesn't matter as long as it is the same). That is unless you want a zig zag type block, in that case layer away. 

Now the good thing is that this is a happy mistake because I actually love the way that it looks as zig zag type shape. Now the only question is which block version is better? Ok maybe not better but most appealing to you?


Opinions please. The husband thinks block choice 1. I am leaning towards block choice 2... Acckk to many choices. I am going to be now before any other mistakes are made.

BTW sorry for the bad lighting. That is what happens when you sew at night and use your iPad to take pictures in a room that only has over head lighting and a really bad florescent table lamp. 

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  1. Hi Jennifer! I like very much the 2nd block! That's going to be a beautiful quilt! Lovely fabrics! x Teje

  2. I definitely like block 2! Good luck deciding!

  3. They're all pretty cool, but my fav is 2.

  4. I like them all, but I think I'd go with block 1!

  5. I like block 2.

    <3 Melissa


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