Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sometimes the math goes rogue.

This was supposed to be a baby quilt, people. Each block was supposed to be 12 inches finished. In planning the center pinwheel, it made it to be 8 inches. It should have been 4. So now the blocks are 23 inches. Rogue math. What are ya gonna do? And I really wanted them on point. Well, actually, I don't want the blocks on point, but I wanted the pinwheels themselves to be on point. Why, oh, why did I add the triangles to each corner then?
I am a math whiz. Seriously. I don't mean that sarcastically. Math was one of my best subjects in school. What happened here, then? I. Do. Not. Know. Sometimes the math goes rogue. That's all I can come up with.
So now what? Too much white? Colored sashing between each block? Pull off the corners and return the blocks to their 8 inch state? Brightly colored border? Anyone? Bueller? Seriously, give me your opinion. They're just sitting here waiting for someone to make a decision. That someone could be you.

4 comments:

Jill said...

Hmm, you could do some sashing. I think it would look cool if pieced as is and quilted with bright variegated thread. That's funny about the math. I am always really precise and with the quilt I am doing right now, I am playing it fast and loose with the measurements. We will see how that goes.

Anne D said...

I think it need some kind of colourful sashing to break up the white. The blocks look great as they are!

amandajean said...

can you find a striped sashing that would go between the blocks (all the same fabric) and then do a solid red or peachy red for the cornerstones? that would be pretty fun, don't you think?

Why Not Sew? said...

Bueller? LOL! I think a pretty sashing will look perfect.