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10 reasons why I don't quilt

Today's project - quilt squares!

Today was the annual Open House for the Quilting Fellowship at CCF. It was an all day quilt-fest with a goal of having enough squares for a full quilt top at the end of the day. The gals in charge picked out fabric, we picked out whatever pattern we wanted and everyone sewed.


I was just going to do one square, you know to help out, then work on my stays. Then one square turned into 2 and then into 4. I am a glutton for punishment and punishment there was to be had in abundance! I had to rip out and re-stitch the first few pieces that I sewed with basting stitches, rip out and re-stitch the 16 squares that should have been triagles and got to the end only to rip out and re-stitch one final piece that had somehow ended up backwards. *sigh*

Finished at last! It only took me all day. This ladies and gentlemen is why I don't quilt. Bad things happen. I just don't do simple well I think. :P

Well I did get part of my stays cut out but more on that project later... *wink*

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elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: February 22nd, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC) (link)
lol! Sums up my feelings about quilting too--it's too "easy", so of course I mess it up! haha. I tried quilting years ago, didn't do so good, and will probably be the one handcraft I never try again. Anyway: sewing cloths is more exciting for me. ;)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 23rd, 2009 02:04 am (UTC) (link)
Glad to know I'm not the only one. *LOL* I keep wanting to like quilting (they really are cool things) but then I try to do it myself - it hates us precious!
anielmom From: anielmom Date: February 22nd, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC) (link)
Pretty much my feelings on the subject. Two dimensional just doesn't so it for me. Three dimensional is much more forgiving of mistakes and drunk seams!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 23rd, 2009 02:05 am (UTC) (link)
*hee hee* Yeah, I love watching flat fabric become three dimensional!
seekatesew From: seekatesew Date: February 22nd, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC) (link)
Word! :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 23rd, 2009 02:05 am (UTC) (link)
Thank you. *bows*
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: February 24th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC) (link)
Yeah, quilting doesnt really agree with me later. Maybe thats why I still have a quilt top I've been working on for over 2 years. ;P
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: February 27th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC) (link)
*hee hee* Yeah for the same reason I have untouched quilt fabric I bought in Austraila umm... 8 years ago!
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