It was one of those days. I would think I was doing great, and then....Ooops. My seam ripper and I were very close on Thursday.
I fixed it, but it kind set the tone for the morning.
The 2017 Triangle Gatherings block actually gave me no trouble, unless one of you sees a unit turned the wrong way around. It could happen, it was that kind of day.
This was the stupidest mistake yet. I hadn't made any Log Cabin/Courthouse Steps blocks in awhile, so I got out my strips and decided to make a couple of blocks. As you can see, there is something very wrong with the block on the left. I was happily stitching the logs around and kept wondering why when I trimmed I had no waste and the block strips seemed kind of big. Duh. I had picked up the 8 inch Log Cabin Trim ruler rather than the 6 inch Log Cabin Trim ruler. It wasn't until I was on the last round that I realized my mistake. The 6 inch ruler calls for 1 3/4 inch strips that are trimmed down to 1 1/2". With my 8 inch ruler (which called for wider strips) I was getting no waste to trim and my quarter inch seam was really skimpy. And obviously the block is a lot clunkier looking. Arg. That was a lot of seam ripping and re sewing, I tell you.
And my cleaning lady is sick and can't come for two months. So I had to clean my house myself. And I got called in to work for the afternoon. Now I am grumpy and just want to go to bed.