Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Good Movie a Cure for Sewing Disasters

Tonight a game plan was set for completing a quilt my sister and I started this weekend. We magically thought that with the 3 day weekend ahead we could finish it.
I think not.
Our biggest issue was that I have never finished a quilt (well a QUILT QUILT), and the whole business was new to her anyways. To say the least there was A LOT of tutorials I was parked in front of, trying to absorb the information into my noggin. I was able to figure out to finish the quilt with this awesome tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.
With this in depth tutorial, I learned I didn’t even have the right presser foot my sewing machine. So we had to make a trip to one of my local quilt shops to buy a new quilting foot for my sewing machine. Then watch a butt load of YOU TUBE videos on how to QUILT.
Oh my, then of course we start with this massive twin size quilt to learn on.
It has been an adventure.

Anyways its Tuesday night, and I only have one section of the quilt left to “quilt”. Once I completed it and I was THRILLED. Now only the binding, but on double checking that I removed all the pins did I realize that part of the extra backing was folded over and quilted over …. Along the LONG side.
When you see things like this you don’t know if you are going to cry, scream, or just throw the blanket away.
A couple deep breathes were taken, and I cuddled up on the couch with the seam ripper and got to work.
The smartest thing I did tonight was give myself a time limit on how long I would be “ripping”.
So once it hit 9pm, I set it down, popped in one of my favorite movies, and starting my nightly journal time.
Does anyone else feel “relaxed” while watching one of their favorite movies? I swear, its like a drug for me.
Time to give a young Michael Douglas some love.


Amy said...

Thanks for commenting over on my blog about my handbag! I love the name of your blog- it's just what I'm about too! Sorry about all the unpicking, but kudos to you for doing it- I usually just leave it and let it remind me of what not to do next time :) I'm sure it would be a MUCH better idea to unpick!

Kimberly said...

Oh, if I only had a nickel for the amount of times I've wanted to cry, scream and chuck my projects out the window... actually, sometimes I've done all three! :) Glad I'm not the only one. Setting yourself a time limit IS really a good idea. I always take things so personally that I become obsessed and have to figure it all out RIGHT NOW, which makes for some stressful evenings! :)

Thanks for following bugaboo! It's great to have you!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

you have such a cute blog.

Oh, I've had those days too, not with quilting...that's a craft I have yet to try, but with other crafts that just don't go as planned.

But it's a good thing because I learn from my mistakes and then I move on....
....after a little internal screaming and a little bit of.....swearing! but shhhhh don't tell anyone. The nasty sailor comes out of me every now and then when things go amazingly BAD, haha.

I can't wait to see the finished product and how fun that both you and your sister are working on it, like teamwork.

Thanks for visiting me, hope you're having a great day!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Oh I love Romancing the Stone! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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