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…