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    Boy have I got a hot mess. I'm trying to make Jennys Tranquil quilt. Cut my 10 in squares...sewed one white and one print together..Here's where I went wrong. I was supposed to draw a line down the middle...sew 1/4 on each side...then cut the square in half both ways and then on the diagional lines. Well sir - I sewed around the entire block and then did all those cuts....I now have some sort of triangles....not blocks. Oh and of course I did them all that way

    So here's my question.....does anyone know if there is any quilt pattern that would use all those weird cuts. (sorry, unable to post pic)

    Should I just start over???

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    there I got it to post
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    Oh my! I hate it when I do things like that. And I do. I can't picture what the pieces look like, though. No way to post a pic?
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    I would just play with them and come up with a pleasing design.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cv quilter View Post
    Oh my! I hate it when I do things like that. And I do. I can't picture what the pieces look like, though. No way to post a pic?
    I was able to post a picture....see above

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    Scrap quilt. Add in some scraps from your stash and try to lay out one block that would be about 10" square. Just move pieces around until you get something you like. Don't be afraid to chop up some of the wrong blocks you just sewed together. You could come up with something very interesting! Good luck. And don't be too hard on yourself, we have all made major cutting mistakes. I hope your heart wasn't too set on your original pattern with that fabric.

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    Were you aiming for HSTs? If so, you could rip your blocks apart then resew the diagonal seam.

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    You can cut another combination like this and sew them together. I did that when I made this mistake.
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    Looks like you have a good start on making a quarter square triangle quilt. Here's the link to a google search that may help in giving you some ideas to use what you have gotten done. Have fun!

    https://www.google.com/search?q=quil...nt=firefox-b-1

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    Haven't we all done this. I would just play around with it and find something you like.

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    Are they half of an hourglass block, if you sew along the long edge?
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