Sometimes you have to admit to a mistake that even a rookie quilter should never have fallen for.
You may know that I am working on Bonnie Hunter's Star Struck pattern that I started in her class at Road to California. I chose to make the quilt body 10 blocks square, requiring 100 star blocks. I finished that part, before Easter and now I am getting back to work on finishing it.
I am planning a border of 8" blocks, the same size as the quilt body blocks.
Here's where it got tricky for me. I figured if I made my quilt 11 blocks by 11 blocks that would include the border, right? 11 X 11= 121 blocks.....10 X 10 = 100.....121 - 100 = 21 border blocks. Wrong, so very wrong.
Yesterday I got out my 21 border blocks and wondered why they did not go all the way around the quilt!
First, I thought, where are the rest of the blocks? Are they hidden under a bolt of fabric in my sewing room?
Then I remembered, 21 is the number that I made. What went wrong?
Of course, all you quilters out there are going LOL and ROTF. You all know that to surround all four sides of a 10 block X 10 block quilt, you have to make the quilt 12 blocks X 12 blocks! But it's all OK because I get the fun of making 23 more blocks. And that's my project for today.
My face is so red you would think I had a sunburn!