One of my long lost WIP’s has been this Shimmer quilt I started with this great butterfly print from Lizzy House.
As I started working on it I realized I cut all of my little side rectangles the wrong size, and I don’t have enough to re-cut them. They weren’t too far off, so I decided to roll with it and see if I could still make it work.
My seams don’t match perfect and the center sides look a little crinkly after pressing, but once it’s quilted I’m sure it will all disappear and look normal…ish. It’s proof that even I mess up on my own patterns sometimes, and that I should pay better attention when cutting!
If you don’t use it already, my favorite pressing tip (found here) makes all the difference when working with a lot of diagonal seams. Just stick a book or magazine or a block of wood on it and let the fabric cool! Also yes…I still have that same burnt ironing board cover!
I don’t teach very often since I have little kids, but a couple of months ago I taught the Shimmer pattern with the Camano Island Quilters and remembered how much I really do love teaching and getting out in the real world. Also having a reason to put on real clothes! ;)