I have these blocks sewn up and stuck to my design wall (a.k.a. a piece of flannel…classy). After I was finished sewing up all the blocks and feeling all great about my quick quilt…I realized I had sewn 19 extra hourglass blocks, and cut 10 too few elephant blocks. How in the heck I did that I have no idea…and to top it off I had just used up the rest of the elephant fabric making bean bags that my son will throw at me.
Luckily after some re-arranging and re-sizing it all got worked out. I had two circles leftover from using the accuquilt cutter to stick in it….and I actually like the way it looks even more. I’m taking this little "miscalculation" as I sign that I need more sleep. A lot more. :)
It looks cute!
you know those expensive design walls that sell for more than $100?? they're flannel, just so you know :) plus, depending on the product, are held together with PVC pipe - I bet you could totally DIY from scratch for under $50 (even assuming you have to buy a flannel sheet)...
I, also, have flannel stapled to my wall and it works just great!
It looks great, even with the miscalculations. That's always the thing I count and recount and recount. Otherwise you wind up with a baby quilt of your extras!
I always know when it's time to quit sewing by how many rookie mistakes I make. I have kept on going before and just completely ruined a project, so now if I screw up once where I really should have known better, I stop. Though I adore your mistake here, so maybe my idea isn't so great. LOL
This is really cute! I like the circles too. :) And I really need to make some bean bags for my kiddos too. Yup...just put it on "the list".
Good for you! You took an oops! moment and turned it into a design opportunity! Quilt really is very cute!
My design wall is super classy! It is a flannel backed tablecloth I picked up for $5 on clearance sale at Target! Does the trick, and I'd rather spend my sewing budget on fabric!
Oh my gosh I love it!! And I don't even have a designe wall set up yet so your piece of flannel is super classy to me!! ;-) I'm loving the idea from the follower above me "Staci" to use a cheapo vinyl table cloth!
I think it looks very cute!!! I have done the miscalculation I dont know how many times, even when I am staring at the pattern, lol!!
Me? A Mom?
I also use a flannel backed table cloth. :)
I'm queen of making bizarre math miscalculations, even when I check and double check. But I've been sleep deprived for four years straight so what can you do? :)
I like it a lot. I've been using the floor as a design board :) I need to rearrange and clean my sewing room. Someday!!
Well, I'd say you had a great Tim Gunn moment and made it work! ;)
I love the design change!! It "adds interest"!! And if a little someone is going to be throwing bean bags at you, you might want to consider the blog name...Duck, Duck, Sew!!! LOL!!!
Praying for you to have some rest.
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Haha to KT above, about "duck, duck, sew." Funny.
Anyway, the fabrics you used in the quilt are awesome together. And you just made a series of great "design decisions."
Add me to the Klassy Design Wall Klub (flannel backed vinyl tablecloth). Love your design "mistake" - you definitely worked it!
Yep flannel backed tablecloth here too. Purchased by the yard at a local fabric store. I l-o-v-e it! And the quilt is lovely!
Nice save... and I love the milk glass!
Oh, and I juse re-did my sewing room to include my first design wall... out of flannel. Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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Cute - please show us the rest when you are done. Jenn
Thanks for the tip about the tablecloth, everyone, or flannel, I use the floor and my knees don't cope anymore! Gorgeous blocks as well.
ok am i the first to ask .... what is the elephant fabric? i love it!!
That is such a fun print, love all the colors you choose.
i love the elephant fabric, it looks perfect for a boy. I also use a flannel for my design wall and love it!
Awww SewSara beat me to it.... where did you get this gorgeous fabric I love it and must have it immediately!!! What a gorgeous "mistake" you are very talented.
So cute! And I am in awe of your "no waste" plans with fabric! You are brave!
It happens to me ALL the time - from the planning, during the piecing and towards the end. I scored in high maths - calculus, algebra, etc but failed in the ordinary statistics.
I need to sleep off the week - next step is cutting and I don't trust myself now.
My design wall is a piece of flannel too :)
Ha! My design wall is flannel material tacked over my closet door :) Save your money for the good stuff like elephant fabric! The quilt is so cute! Love the colors!
So cute! Would you mind telling me what fabric line that is? I love it!
As I always tell my students a mistake is a beuatiful picture waiting to happen...same can be said about quilts.