We had an AWESOME show n tell yesterday (Northern Lights) . I will post the pictures tomorrow and yes - I will find the Dear Jane pictures and post them this week as well!!!! Somehow they got on another disk and well I need to find them.
I have "nothing" to do today. No appointments, nothing scheduled. BUT I have a lot to do and I made a list of what I would love to get done today. Nothing too huge, but there are a lot of things on the list.
First up - I have to find a couple of patterns. As I am sorting through the pattern boxes -I split one open. Oh crud - now I have to run upstairs and get the tape to tape it back together. And there it sits!!!! I must get that done today!!!!! No putting things off.
Later this week, I will show you my 2015 shelf! Yes - it is coming along nicely and you had better get yourselves organized as well.
However yesterday and the day before was a SERIOUS case of quilting dyslexia. I don't know what was the matter with me. Have a look.............
So I am sewing Amish with a Twist Series II. I have it all spread out on the design wall and you would think it would be easy to sew together...............
|Seriously????? I was CERTAIN that those blocks were positioned correctly. And just for the record - this picture is NOT cropped|
|But isn't the quilt beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Ah - fixed - so much better. WAIT - WHAT??? I made another mistake????? And if you look - the mistake had already happened in the previous photo - I didn't see it. I was so focused on the one error - I didn't see the second.|
|But it is all together and looks awesome. I got the fabric for the borders yesterday so hope to continue on and get it all done.|
When I got home, I got to thinking about my Storm at Sea. That 7 by 9 configuration just wasn't sitting right with me.
|Seven by nine configuration|
|Eight by eight configuration and YES - I have to make ONE more block|
I thought I would do some sewing last night and I must have been trying to punish myself for something because it was one error after another and yet I continued on!!!! I had to do a major rip job (more on that in a moment) and of course - I ripped the fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Ouch - fabric ripped!!!! But I took it out and replaced it and sewed it all back together.|
I was joining two sections together and went to press and ooops.........
|NOT like that|
Just so you can understand my idiocy - have a look at this. This is what I am calling a BLOCK - there are four components together. I have 63 of these - all nicely pressed and that seam twirled.
|The wrong side of the BLOCK - notice the seams are twirled at the intersection|
Then I started to sew the next set of four blocks together - and well - I got screwed up with the twirling and not twirling seams. I wasn't paying attention and next thing you knew - I was ripping out one of the big four patch sections. I had a 50 - 50 chance that I was ripping out the right one and all along - I said to myself - THIS IS THE WRONG SECTION. But still I continued on!!! Who listens to that damn pesky little voice in your head. NOT ME!!!!!
Well - should have listened because when I fixed it - I realized that I had now TWO big sections with seams pressed in the REVERSE of the entire rest of the quilt. Oh yes - I knew that in my head!!!! Too stubborn or stupid or well I don't know. So now it means as I sew the rest of the quilt together - I have to reverse all the seams!!!! I mean - am I stupid or what?????? I told you - it is punishment for something!
Oh - never mind - it got worse than that because I had to pull some blocks completely apart because I don't have enough variety left of the cut blue pieces so I had to switch them around. See - what was the point of getting fussed - I made some big boo boos and I was in that zone to just sit and patiently rip and fix! Therapy - for what - I don't know.
|Quilt before I went to bed|
|All the bits needed are CUT and ready to sew|
|This is still out - the books and the blue for the border!!!!!!!|
|See how all the seams twirl so nicely IF you do it right!!!!!!!!!!|
|And one tiny little block got pieced this morning|
Okay - finished my pattern search - just need to find about two more patterns and I am done. Oh yes - and fix that box!!!!!
On that note - I am out of here to get my LONG list done.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!