You ain't got nothin' on me.
ARGH. Well that's how it started out last night. I was determined to successfully sew two fabric parallelogram pieces together without my rows (for a baby blanket) going wonky on me. It looked so simple in the quilt pattern book, don't they all?
But realistically you have to eye a 1/4 of an inch pretty precisely...or I suppose mark 284 something pieces before sewing them together. Not gonna happen, no siree ma' bob...
I'm an eye baller kinda gal. You know, live large. Speed fast, take chances kinda girl. Yep I eye balled my first attempt at a ziggity-zaggity baby quilt top.
I saw the pattern in a Fons and Porter Baby Quilt mag my Mom had from Arlin Jack's baby days...I love the ability to let loose with fabric and color placement. After cursing the beginning of this process, in which I stayed up way too late last night attempting, I'd actually might just make another one of these in a different fabric combo...maybe even order a fabric jelly roll online, I've been eyeing some Moda fabrics lately.
I used eight different Amy Butler prints...I still have another block row of four zig zag rows to add to this...thinking I'll border it and back it with a baby chenille....hmmm prolly' a cream color.
The pattern had no instruction on "how to" sew the parallelograms pieces together. Literally it was trial and error...determination, oh and my homie Mr. Seam Ripper. I surfed the net and typed every word combo I could think of in the google search engine, with no luck for help or tutorial. I was then even more determined to figure this pattern out.