So...deep breath...Care's post about assembling the rows scared the daylights out of me. Flip this, push this there, watch out for that... aaaaiiiiiiieeeeeeeee! I'm saying that about EVERY step, I know, but it's been true for every step! However, when I sat down with Care's instructions and just followed them step by step, it all worked out beautifully. The best part about this step? There are no corners to line up! At one point I did find myself questioning whether I'd been flipping blocks over when I shouldn't have, but a quick look at the picture of the layout assured me that I was okay. Then, of course, the whole thing had to be laid out for admiration once again! :-)
Here's where the trouble started. Today was the day for sewing the rows together. Everything was ironed and ready, and I sat down to begin. Following Care's "fudging" directions, I tried my best to get those corners to match. And you know what? IT WORKED! When I opened the first two rows to see how I'd done, every single corner was either right on or very close!
DOUBLE CHECK WHICH EDGES YOU'RE SEWING!
And there it is! There's my quilt top (so far)! The corners even match up pretty well. But...
...what the HECK is going on here? When I sewed rows 1-2-3-4 onto rows 5-6-7, I ended up with this discrepancy. It's like this quilt has it out for me! The minute I start to feel good about how it's going, it throws something like this in my face! UGH!