I write my patterns to have enough extra fabric to allow for cutting mistakes, but in my excitement earlier this year, I placed my fabric order for this version of Sesen before I finalized the pattern and fabric requirements. Which shouldn’t be a big deal, because I’ve already made one version of the quilt, right? But I opted to change the piecing method between how I made the first quilt and this version. It’s more elegant… but it left me with little room for margin or cutting errors.
So, I took my time working slowly to cut and trim to get the blocks ready to piece the Sesen quilt top together. I was trimming the next to last block and instead of rotating the block 180-degrees, I only rotated it 90-degrees. UGH. With a bit of creative piecing work and my trusty seam ripper, I was able to salvage the inner curve star portion and make it work. Those additional seams will be hidden by seam allowances and no one need ever know that I was too busy talking to my husband to pay attention to what I was doing.
Once the blocks were pieced, it took very little time to get the Sesen quilt top sewn together. I plan to be basting the quilt and spending time with Procreate and my iPad doodling up quilting designs this weekend. What are your quilting plans for the weekend?