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Monday, June 15, 2009

What's On My Design Wall Monday-Week 3

This should read What's Not On My Design Wall. On Thursday, I was so excited to finally be putting my BOM together. The sashing pieces were completed, then I started sewing sections together. I did section 1, moved on to section 2 and hadn't started to put section 3 together. I was having a tough time getting thing together. I hadn't bothered to check measurements. I just kept on sewing like a woman possessed.

I got sidetracked and left the project on the wall for a few hours. Crystal commented on how puckery it was. I told her I must have stretched the blocks when I took the paper off the back. That made sense to me. I know these blocks finish at 12".

I started thinking and went in and grabbed the ruler, measured the sashing pieces. Damn! I cut them at 12", not 12 1/2". What was I thinking? Wait, I wasn't. I am now spending quality time with my seam ripper. Last night I pulled section 2 off the wall and started taking it apart. I have both rows of sahing off and apart.

I'll work on this during TV time with hubby. That means I won't work on it tonight. Monday night he watches rasslin' and I shut myself in my sewing room. Maybe I'll cut some new sashing and sew the star points on........Maybe.

Go on over to Patchwork Times and see Judy's design wall and click some links to other gorgeous design walls. I love Monday blog hopping from Patchwork Times.


Gari in AL said...

I feel your pain. I can't tell you how many times I have ripped due to faulty measuring and/or cutting.

Julie in the Barn said...

Yep, me too. Been there, done that. This is going to be a beauty.

Sue H said...

Bummer on the ripping! But it will be a gorgeous quilt, totally worth it. I've been there, done that, too. One of those "grrr" moments.

Brenda said...

Sometimes the mindless sewing we do is really 'mindless'!!! How frustrating un-sewing can be. I am so glad you figured it out now, and not when you had gotten farther along!! It's going to look good though.

Lady of the Cloth said...

My hubby does all of my "reverse" sewing for me. He's been working in the garden lately and I have a BIG project for him when fall comes. I sewed an entire top together wrong. So I feel your pain.

Maggie A said...

Oh Judy, isn't it a pain when you do this.....but what a beautiful quilt it's going to be!