Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Third time is the charm.

I guess precision is not my strong point. It took me three tries to get it right. The first one came out 9 1/4 inches, the second one came out 9 inches - I corrected by 1/4 inch, but the wrong way! Humph. :>} The third time I went with Plan B and made a small star with a border to make it come out the required 9 1/2 inches. I like it! This is the Ohio Star pattern, which I am quite fond of, since I live in Ohio. The assignment was to make any star out of batik on any black background, creating a 9 1/2 inch block. I doubt if anyone else had to do it three times!

6 comments:

Suzanne said...

I like all 3 and if you never told us we would never have known. They all look so perfect to me and I love that star pattern.

Tine said...

LOL! I can never make the right measurements in the first try! The border is a great idea! I may start doing that, when I make something for a collaborative quilt :-)
Your stars are beautiful!!!

ladydi said...

You both make me feel so much better - thank you! I felt like such a dunce when I made the second one, and corrected by the wrong 1/4 inch. AAK! But now I get to make something else with the other two stars, which will be fun.

Daisy said...

Practice makes perfect and when something doesn't go right the first time, it just means you learn from it and try it again.

They all look very pretty to me too. Besides the first two won't go to waste, you can always use them to make something else. So it's all good in my mind! :D

The Gingerbread House said...

Will you stop kocking yourself down, never mind anyone else, you got it right...they just don't tell how many times it took them.Ginny B.

Suzanne said...

Hello again. The awards I posted on my blog are for you. I know you are like me and linking isnt our thing, but i love visiting your blog so am passing them onto you.