Block 23: March 12, 2013

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Lest anyone think I’m getting smug with these blocks, let me just share that this little masterpiece took me almost 2 hours from start to finish to complete.

I hope this doesn’t foreshadow how today will go.

Happy, rainy Tuesday!

Date: March 12, 2013

Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC

Person I would have sent it to: my uncle, Doug.

Music I listened to while sewing: Decided to listen to the new (!) David Bowie album that people have been talking about recently. I’m not a big Bowie fan; based on my sewing performance this morning and the music I heard, I don’t think that’s going to change. Ooops.

Thoughts/Feelings behind the quilt: Like I said before, it took me almost TWO HOURS to finish this. Why, you ask?

Just a series of elementary mistakes that slightly snowballed at every single  step. As I sewed each piece together, I noticed that I’d have to sometimes tweak a stitching line by maybe a sixteenth of an inch or so. By the time I got to the second to last seam to do, I noticed there was no way I could make the pieces fit together! Frustrated, I looked at the two sections… Only to realize that I had sewn an “end” block at the beginning! Yes, that some of the triangles are *almost* identical finally snuck up on me.

This meant I had to figure out a way to remove the second piece I had sewn and replace it with the last piece.

In the end I took it all apart and started over. Yay.

Here’s hoping the rest of the day doesn’t follow this path…

(fingers crossed!)

2 thoughts on “Block 23: March 12, 2013

  1. Greetings. Can you direct me to the pattern you use? I’ve been searching for a while, and am so enamored with it, that I cannot accept any other! Thanks.

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