Monday, February 02, 2009

Why you should read the directions carefully!

Isn't this a lovely quilt? It is from the latest edition of American Quilting and Patchwork. I fell in love with it and thought it would make a cute baby quilt if I adjusted the size down a little bit. Yesterday I decided to start working on it and got out the magazine so I could start cutting the pieces. Only then did I finally read that the blocks are 4 INCHES ! It IS a baby quilt already. It is still cute - so I decided to give it a go.

That is one of my featherweight bobbins to give you a sense of size. Those little yellow squares are 1.5 inches and are used to make the flying geese pieces of the stars. Only about 40 more little stars to go!


Michelle said...

I saw this when I got my issue yesterday! I like it, too! Wow, I hadn't looked at it that closely to realize they were that tiny. Looks great, though! Keep us posted!

Vicki said...

I loved that quilt too. But I did read the block size and about fainted. LOL. I think I will resize to 6 inches. Will be a good quilt for niece when she graduates high school next year. I have to start now. LOL cant wait to see yours finished.