Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Quilt Math Gone Wrong

I was so happy.

The Christmas Tree pillows are nearly done. Just the binding for each. And as I cut the fabric strips, I was so pleased that they would only need one cut WOF for each pillow.

How nice it was to not be joining long strips of binding. No extra seams along the way. I was even going to post about how awesome pillows are to make, as they only need one little strip of binding.

binding pillow

I seriously sat down and stitched to the first corner, turned, and was confused as to why my tail was so short.

Doh! A 20" pillow will not be covered by 42" of binding. I CAN NOT believe I got that far before realizing my ridiculous math error.  And math is my Thing!!

Don't you hate it when you're so sure of the plan, and then it's completely wrong!

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12 comments:

Crystal said...

welcome to my world. math is NOT my thing and even when i try so hard to get the numbers right, it just doesn't seem to work for me. :)

Leslie said...

that is the reason that many of my unfinished quilts are in the unfinished pile....

Heather D. said...

Oh no!! At least it is something that is easily fixed, assuming you have more fabric!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

angela... if it makes you feel any better... you know i'm also a math girl and i did the same thing with a pillow once... you won't make the mistake twice!

kendascrafts said...

lol! We all have duh moments every now and then. At least it wasn't a biggie and nothing was ruined. :-)

Kati said...

This made me smile. I bet we have all made a crazy math error like this. Love the pillows!

Doris said...

I'm thinking you must need sleep as badly as I do!!!

alidiza said...

I'm laughing along with you!!! I was a math minor and I can't even count the number of times my quilt math has gone horribly awry: ) The pillows are still beautiful!

Elizabeth D. said...

Awww :) We all definitely have those days! The pillow's looking lovely so far, though!

AnneMarie said...

Just one dem days.... (can you hear me singing that? Mary J. Blige I think??)

Love those trees!

Stephanie said...

I hate those little errors! At least your's seems easily fixable.

Katie B. said...

Is it bad that I'm a little relieved to find out that you're human? I'm always in awe of your quilty math!