Okay all you faithful blog readers...you are really in the bad books today! That's right...all you folks who read my blog on Thursday and looked at my pieced star blocks, but didn't tell me that I had one pieced wrong! Check out on the star blocks on that post, the right hand column, third block down...UGH! Why didn't any of us see that?!?!
So, I started putting together the blocks. Here is a weird photo of the top left corner of the quilt. It is so busy I was almost going blind! But I was really delighted with how well the seam matching was going, and the rows were coming together really well. I realized as I was sewing that this is the first large quilt that I have ever made on point.
I was merrily sewing along, had all the blocks on the design wall, and about 3/4 of the rows sewn, when my Dad arrived for a little visit. Sometimes he likes to bring me a Tim Horton's coffee, and sit and chat with me while I sew. He sat and stared at the quilt for a long time and said "Sweetie, something isn't right in the middle". I thought it was making him blind too, until I saw the mistake...one twisted QST! There it was, right in the middle of the rows I had already sewn together. So then I thought about calling it a "humility" block and leaving it alone. But it was bugging me, so I had to rip out the block and turn it the correct way.
It made me feel better to know that fellow mystery quilter Jeanne did the same thing...check out her version of the quilt here.
And here is my finished mystery quilt top. As you can see I decided to make it 4 blocks across and 6 blocks down (instead of 5 blocks x 5 blocks). Everyone in my family is tall, and since my 13 year old is almost 6 feet and still growing, I think I better start making my quilts longer! So I have one extra ring block and one extra star block, which I'll either include in the backing somehow, or make into pillow covers.
I am happy with the little bits of light blue that I tossed in and think that it is an interesting looking quilt. I have a great fabric that I am going to try to use for a thin light border, and a black fabric for a wider outside border.
Thanks again to Bonnie at Quiltville for all the fun!
For those who enjoy knowing the details of the number of pieces in a quilt,
my quilt with 39 blocks has:
Ohio star blocks: 15 blocks at 53 pieces each = 795
Rail/ring blocks: 24 blocks at 49 pieces each =1176
Setting triangles: 16 blocks at 30 pieces each = 480
Corner triangles: 4 blocks at 17 pieces each = 68
For a total of 2519!!
That's a lot of cutting and sewing !!