Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Tried Soooo Hard to Do a Maple Leaf Block!

Well, I started off last Thursday (and yes I realize that was awhile ago!) having a 'Project Day'.  Well, I washed fabric, pressed fabric, laid out some projects, printed out some ideas.  I decided to start small with a mug rug.  I figured out my measurements and I wanted to have a 5 1/2" Maple Leaf Block on the left side where you put your cookies.  So, I opened my Quilt Wizard program and found the block (figured I would use my resources.   I made all my selections and typed in the size of the block as 5.50.  I was a bit perplexed that the cutting diagram showed all different measurements but  I figured the computer is smarter than I am.  Well, I did everything and it was terribly wonky (a word I had never heard until I started quilting and it fits this circumstance to a 'T')!  So, I tried trimming the sides but to no avail they are just the wrong size all the way around.  Take a close look at the picture and no I haven't sewn the rows together I just laid them close together.  I think I should have re-measured the squares before I sewed them and squared them up.  I never thought one little square could take me so many days.  I guess there is some seam ripping in my future because I love these colors and I am going to figure this out.

I did find a way to fix it, I made these and although eating all of them to make me feel better is a thought it wouldn't be good for me or my waist.  My husband, my daughter, and my grand kids are all happy when I make cookies.  These are gluten free chocolate chip (that way my grand kids and daughter could eat them)!

  I have been participating in the Mistletoe Make & Bake this week. Wednesday is day three. If you go to Sherri Falls site you can find all of the hosting information.  Make sure after you get the hosting information to go to the top of her site and get to the current dates to get all of the great information.  Everyone is giving out great recipes and patterns - also some great giveaways, too.

Also, there is another  Accuquilt Go! Giveaway! just go to Mandy Noble's site and take a look around.  Maybe one of us will be the next one to be making accurate cuts with a Accuquilt GO! Cutter.  Hope it's me but if not me, I hope it is one of you!  Good luck everybody!!

Most of the leaves are down by our house but just a mile away the leaves are still on the trees.  Although, the way the wind is blowing (it's pretty stormy) we won't have much left in the area by tomorrow.  We've been very fortunate to have very mild weather this fall.  Hope it continues!  Here is a picture of a tree about a mile from here.  I took it with my iphone so the quality isn't very good but I love the color.

Hope your Tuesday evening is Terrific.


  1. Does your quilt wizard program automatically add seam allowance? Are trying for a 5" finished square (the size it would be once the quilt is all made)? If so, I would try to have the program recalculate at 5", you might get better measurements.
    Beautiful fall tree!!

  2. Hi Karen! Yes nothing is more frustrating then a wonky block! I would def. recheck measurements. I bet that's the culprit!! Cookies look really good!!