One of those days (OT?)

One of those days (OT?)

Post by nanners » Wed, 13 Aug 1997 04:00:00



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Quote:
> inch).  But eventually I gave up, chucked the (by now totally mangled)
> block into the shredder (aka the gerbils' cage) and went to bed.  Got back
> onto the machine at 8:15 this morning, new paper, new fabric.........and
> promptly sewed the first piece on upside down!  ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!

> Penny

I can relate!<G> I gotta be "in the mood" or it all goes to the
***ens...never fails! And when it starts to go down the dumper..when I
am tired or stressed..it just starts going faster!<G> Nancy
 
 
 

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Post by James Feene » Wed, 13 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Current quilt is paper pieced, somewhat scrappy.  I've worked out that I
need to use each one of my "plains" in three separate blocks, each time
paired with a different plaid.  So far so good.  I've been working with
the more difficult-to-match plains first, but got fed up and decided to
have a break with my favourite fabric (deep colour washed crimson
splattered with gold).  And EVERYTHING went wrong!  I sewed patches on
back to front, on the wrong side, doubled layered, mixed up my plaids etc
etc.  And I had less than a FQ of this beautiful stuff so I kept unpicking
(not easy when you're foundation paper piecing at 16 stitches to the
inch).  But eventually I gave up, chucked the (by now totally mangled)
block into the shredder (aka the gerbils' cage) and went to bed.  Got back
onto the machine at 8:15 this morning, new paper, new fabric.........and
promptly sewed the first piece on upside down!  ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!

Penny

 
 
 

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Post by sub ros » Wed, 13 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Current quilt is paper pieced, somewhat scrappy.  I've worked out that I
> need to use each one of my "plains" in three separate blocks, each time
> paired with a different plaid.  So far so good.  I've been working with
> the more difficult-to-match plains first, but got fed up and decided to
> have a break with my favourite fabric (deep colour washed crimson
> splattered with gold).  And EVERYTHING went wrong!  I sewed patches on
> back to front, on the wrong side, doubled layered, mixed up my plaids etc
> etc.  And I had less than a FQ of this beautiful stuff so I kept unpicking
> (not easy when you're foundation paper piecing at 16 stitches to the
> inch).  But eventually I gave up, chucked the (by now totally mangled)
> block into the shredder (aka the gerbils' cage) and went to bed.  Got back
> onto the machine at 8:15 this morning, new paper, new fabric.........and
> promptly sewed the first piece on upside down!  ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!

> Penny

Dear Penny...welcome to the I Did Everything Wrong Club, our membership
numbers in the millions! ;^) I can't even get my email address or
name correct today!
 I *hate* it when one of those days happens, but think of the
alternative: sit on your hands and do *nothing*! Remember that the
person who never makes mistakes never *does* anything either! Besides,
messing up fabric means you have to go get some more!!!;^)
The saying that practice makes perfect is incorrect, practice makes
permanent and when you do something incorrectly the first time you often
repeat the mistake (sometimes four or five times until you interrupt the
cycle).
Tomorrow will be better.....:^)
Roberta
 
 
 

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Post by Dirk Gerbe » Fri, 15 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Dear Penny,

Take a deep breath, and start all over

Happy quilting,
Lutgard                        PS If you can read this, my server is OK



Quote:
> Current quilt is paper pieced, somewhat scrappy.  I've worked out that I
> need to use each one of my "plains" in three separate blocks, each time
> paired with a different plaid.  So far so good.  I've been working with
> the more difficult-to-match plains first, but got fed up and decided to
> have a break with my favourite fabric (deep colour washed crimson
> splattered with gold).  And EVERYTHING went wrong!  I sewed patches on
> back to front, on the wrong side, doubled layered, mixed up my plaids etc
> etc.  And I had less than a FQ of this beautiful stuff so I kept
unpicking
> (not easy when you're foundation paper piecing at 16 stitches to the
> inch).  But eventually I gave up, chucked the (by now totally mangled)
> block into the shredder (aka the gerbils' cage) and went to bed.  Got
back
> onto the machine at 8:15 this morning, new paper, new fabric.........and
> promptly sewed the first piece on upside down!  ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!

> Penny

 
 
 

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Post by Gina Baxte » Fri, 15 Aug 1997 04:00:00


After many years of garment sewing, I finally learned that some days are
harder than others.  I'd be setting in sleeves with no puckers on the first
try and then another day, I just couldn't do it.  I learned then to set it
aside and try later.  Usually I was able to get back on track.  I find that
quilting is the same way.  

Gina



Quote:
> to the
> > inch).  But eventually I gave up, chucked the (by now totally mangled)
> > block into the shredder (aka the gerbils' cage) and went to bed.  Got
back
> > onto the machine at 8:15 this morning, new paper, new
fabric.........and
> > promptly sewed the first piece on upside down!  ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!

> > Penny
> I can relate!<G> I gotta be "in the mood" or it all goes to the
>***ens...never fails! And when it starts to go down the dumper..when I
> am tired or stressed..it just starts going faster!<G> Nancy

 
 
 

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Post by sarah curry smit » Fri, 15 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Dear Penny,

> Take a deep breath, and start all over

> Happy quilting,
> Lutgard                        PS If you can read this, my server is OK

> Read you loud and clear, Lutgard!

        Grins,
        Sarah
 
 
 

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Post by Renee Richardso » Fri, 15 Aug 1997 04:00:00


I am currently working on cutting out my block of the months from the
quilt shop -- just a touch behind, I am working on May.  Well, with
blocks of the month you don't have a lot of fabric to spare.  Last night
I was cutting away and as I looked at this one block with 80+ pieces (I
don't remember the name of it), I said, No way.  I am just too tired to
do this tonight.  I left it and went to bed so that I can cut it right
the first time.  As others have said, just leave it and come back
another day.

Renee

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Post by Joy Barnar » Fri, 15 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Don't feel bad; I sewed Log Cabins in wrong progression last
night...last time I sew when I'm "out of it." LOL.  My best time is in
the morning and I should have learned that by now....

 
 
 

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Post by Roberta Wo » Sun, 17 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Current quilt is paper pieced, somewhat scrappy.  I've worked out that I
>need to use each one of my "plains" in three separate blocks, each time
>paired with a different plaid.  So far so good.  I've been working with
>the more difficult-to-match plains first, but got fed up and decided to
>have a break with my favourite fabric (deep colour washed crimson
>splattered with gold).  And EVERYTHING went wrong!  I sewed patches on
>back to front, on the wrong side, doubled layered, mixed up my plaids etc
>etc.  And I had less than a FQ of this beautiful stuff so I kept unpicking
>(not easy when you're foundation paper piecing at 16 stitches to the
>inch).  But eventually I gave up, chucked the (by now totally mangled)
>block into the shredder (aka the gerbils' cage) and went to bed.  Got back
>onto the machine at 8:15 this morning, new paper, new fabric.........and
>promptly sewed the first piece on upside down!  ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!

Have I had one of these days?  OH BOY!  

I was working on birdhouse blocks for my very first swap.  Got them all done a
week ahead of time...then realized one of my fabrics was a blend, purchased
when I didn't know any better.

So, I started all over. I sewed so many pieces on backwards that I could have
screamed.  My seam ripper got more of a workout than it's ever had!

Once I took a deep breath, slowed down, and paid more attention to what I was
doing, I got through it.  Let me tell you, I did one huge happy dance when
those puppies were done!

Bert

 
 
 

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Post by Jean Sand » Fri, 22 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Have I had one of these days?  OH BOY!

> I was working on birdhouse blocks for my very first swap.  Got them all done a
> week ahead of time...then realized one of my fabrics was a blend, purchased
> when I didn't know any better.

> So, I started all over. I sewed so many pieces on backwards that I could have
> screamed.  My seam ripper got more of a workout than it's ever had!

> Once I took a deep breath, slowed down, and paid more attention to what I was
> doing, I got through it.  Let me tell you, I did one huge happy dance when
> those puppies were done!

> Bert

Gee, that was my yesterday.  I am making an american sampler quilt for
my brother and I am finishing up the last few blocks.  Nothing was
planned, I just started making blocks and sewing them on.  Now that I am
almost done, I have to plan what block goes where and how large it needs
to be.  I needed a 6 1/2" block.  I'm still working on it.  I made a 5",
a 7 1/2" and a 4 1/2" block yesterday evening.  I would find the block I
wanted to make and then look at the wrong column for the cutting.
Luckly I can use these blocks on the last side that needs finishing up,
it was just so frustrating getting nothing sewn on last night!

Jean
Atlanta

 
 
 

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Post by Janis Maria C. C. Corte » Fri, 22 Aug 1997 04:00:00


You guys sounds like me when I finished my first -- my Very First Quilt,
a fence rail for my mom.  I was apparently making the seams a SMIDGE too
wide, and wasn't ironing as flat as I could have been -- upshot is that
the things were a stubbornly consistent 6" wide instead of 6.5".
Thankfully, one of the good things about doing a fence rail is that, if
they're off, it doesn't matter as long as they're all off by the same
amount.

Now that I'm making the nine patch I've mentioned, I'm nervous that I'm
overcompensating and making the seams too narrow . . .

:-),
Janis

=======================================================================
"[Literary-minded] men choose _Hamlet_ because every man sees himself
as a disinherited monarch. Women choose _Alice_ [in Wonderland] because
every woman sees herself as the only reasonable creature among crazy
people who think they are disinherited monarchs."
                -- Adam Gopnik, _The New Yorker_

 
 
 

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Post by David Win » Fri, 22 Aug 1997 04:00:00


My seams are all the same now that I put mole skin on my machine at 1/4.
the fabric butts up against it and it works great. Steph in Las Vegas.


Quote:
> You guys sounds like me when I finished my first -- my Very First Quilt,
> a fence rail for my mom.  I was apparently making the seams a SMIDGE too
> wide, and wasn't ironing as flat as I could have been -- upshot is that
> the things were a stubbornly consistent 6" wide instead of 6.5".
> Thankfully, one of the good things about doing a fence rail is that, if
> they're off, it doesn't matter as long as they're all off by the same
> amount.

> Now that I'm making the nine patch I've mentioned, I'm nervous that I'm
> overcompensating and making the seams too narrow . . .

> :-),
> Janis

> =======================================================================
> "[Literary-minded] men choose _Hamlet_ because every man sees himself
> as a disinherited monarch. Women choose _Alice_ [in Wonderland] because
> every woman sees herself as the only reasonable creature among crazy
> people who think they are disinherited monarchs."
>            -- Adam Gopnik, _The New Yorker_