Early this morning I did more work on the clothing memory quilt. I didn't have the chance to work on it yesterday. I think this will have to be an early morning project for awhile because I need to get another top loaded onto the machine.
How on earth does she manage it?? My SIL was here yesterday to start working on her next quilt top. I'm there with her the whole time. I think I'm keeping a close watch on her so there isn't a mistake made. Yet..... this happens.
I had her cut 64 ten inch squares using a slotted ruler. I have her first cut a 10 inch strip. Then turn the strip to cut the 10 inch squares. Next I have her cut a strip off one side of the blocks to start a backwards piecing project. I tell her I will pin them together for her while she starts cutting the pieces for another top. I get down to the very last two sets..... and this.
So how does she make one (in a stack of 4) nearly an inch smaller than the rest? All I can do is laugh at the impossibility of it happening. Yet, there it is. I tell you there's never a dull moment with my SIL. I spend a lot of time laughing at the things she manages to do.... even when I think it's not possible.
I later figured out that one strip had a wrinkle inside the fold that neither of us noticed. It frustrates her. It's especially frustrating to her when I bust out laughing.... but I can't help myself. I think its absurdly funny. She knows I don't mean anything by it. The only reason it frustrates her so much is because miss cuts cost money. She's frugal like me.
So she cuts another strip and then a square and everything is back on track.