Sunday, May 01, 2022

That hard-to-remember FLOAT calculation


My first calculation resulted in a "float" of about 3.5 inches ... uhh, doesn't sound right.  Oh great, a slight error when mixing my lengths and widths, having the mess all crumpled up on a too-small work area.  LOL  But even realizing the error, I sure like looking.   

I wonder if my powers of concentration will ever return?

7 comments:

Chantal said...

I can never calculate borders in advance. I have to sew the pieced border and then see how big the gap is. Whatever the size of your stop border, this quilt is fabulous already. Take care. ;^)

cbott said...

Oh my, I just love how pineapples dance and swirl, and this one grabs my eye and takes me for a spin.

Carolyn

Elsie Montgomery said...

You have never lost any ability to make a dazzling quilt! Another beauty...!

Janet O. said...

That border is a wonderful finish for this quilt! Did you figure out the float measurement? I know I have the formula somewhere in a notebook. If you need it, let me know and I will hunt it down for you.

Elaine Adair said...
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Elaine Adair said...

Yes, I figured out the "float" after realizing I had been careless with calculations and measurements. Hope I remember this lesson for the next time!

Tanya said...

I know I could never do any calculations! I'm too bad with numbers! That quilt of yours looks like it will be a beauty no matter how you put on the borders! I love it!