Sunday, January 24, 2010

My first quilt - a story in progress

The story of my first quilt... in reverse order. 

Chapter 4

The day ended with 36 little four patches,

and 16 little triangle segments.

Chapter 3

How many times do you think I managed to match the right side to the wrong side? 

Answer:  4. 

(I mean, really, how could I forget one of the first rules of sewing... right sides together... right sides together... say it with me, right sides together!  LOL.) 

(The picture has unplanned irony... notice the word on the iron?  Precision.)

Chapter 2

The old lady managed to do better than I expected. 

Hey now... I'm talking about the sewing machine... not me!

(Did you notice that the thread isn't going through that little loop?  Give yourself bonus points for observation.  I didn't notice it till I took the pic.  I could swear it was there before!)

Chapter 1

Not new, but it works.

It took MANY tries to get the tension adjusted.  After a point, I called it good enough... and it was.


.... story to be continued........................


Here's a pretty pic I took a couple days ago. 

The tulips are now gone.

The snow is not. 

I need more tulips.


wishes, true and kind said...

Don't beat yourself up too much -- it's so easy to be focusing on one aspect of a project and make silly little mistakes. At least your mistakes were fixable :). The tulip picture is gorgeous!

Crispy said...

OH Right side together!!! Now I get it ROFL.


Carrie P. said...

Oh boy how many times have I done the same thing. It happens. Looking forward to the end of the story.

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