I started a quilt top a couple of months ago...I purchased the fabric years ago (probably 3-4 years ago). I saw the colorful, sewing themed fabric and just HAD to have it. Of course I didn't know what I was going to do with it, but knew that I couldn't live without it. Hence my extremely large fabric collection. I decided a couple of months ago that I wanted to make a quilt for myself. I made a quilt for my husband, Nick, last year and am quite jealous of it.
I started the quilt, but didn't get too far before I abandoned the project. I had all blocks completed and started to sew three rows together. Maybe time is the excuse? I re-started this project and realized that I messed up on it. Some of my half-square-triangles were going one way and others going the other way. The issue resulted from some of the fabric being "one directional" or being "this side up." A mess up to me means to throw the whole thing away and to start over. BUT, I'm not doing that anymore. I am working through my mistakes. Nick and I figured to change a couple of squares to make it look intentional and create larger blocks in some areas. Can you find these cleverly disguised mistakes?
While quilting, I spilled coffee on the bottom square! I was so mad at myself. I tried to wash the fabric, but there is a faint stain. Ugh. There is always something!
I have started to quilt the quilt as of today (January 13), but it is quite difficult to get the twin sized quilt in my sewing machine. I'll keep you updated on the progress. In other news, I might have to stop the quilting process for a moment and finish another project that I'm working on. I now have a "due date" of mid-February to wear my Civil War dress again and now need my opera cap!
I started this bag for my mother over the summer of 2016:
I messed up. Remember to always measure TWICE and cut ONCE...or in my case, sew once. I thought I was golden until I realized that the strap lengths were uneven and I had to shorten one side:
Now if I wanted to shorten the strap the right way, I would have taken the strap off (it was one continuous piece), remeasure, and sew back on. BUT, of course, I waited till Christmas Day to fix this problem and this was a Christmas present for my mom...I was going to see her the next day and wouldn't have my sewing machine. What I did instead was to cut the extra off, fold one side down, and then sew a small rectangle around to hold the strap down. Like this:
It's not the prettiest, BUT I need to learn to let go of flaws and imperfections. Plus, I don't think anyone but me would notice. I think that is *one* of my problems with finishing projects: the fear of failure. I have such a grandiose idea in my head and fear that it won't turn out the way I imagine (and it rarely ever does), AND THAT'S OKAY.