Monday, January 18, 2010


i've quilted before. i've pieced a quilt before (see the lovely little number above). i've had my fair share of figuring out many a different patterns. and quite successfully i might add.

but today, today is not a successful day. just now, i spent the better part of an hour marking a quilt top. it's a simple little thing. cute. easy. but for some reason, i'm just not using my quilting brain today. i marked the two ends of the quilt completely wrong. and i'm frustrated. frustrated that i didn't figure it out until i was almost finish marking it. frustrated that now there are pencil marks all over my quilt top that are completely incorrect. frustrated that i didn't take one simple step (comparing the two edges before marking lines across the entire top, which didn't quite line up, but i thought it was just because the fabric was slightly stretched and that I had missed a marking here or there) to avoid all of this. okay, so now that i've vented...i guess i'll figure out how to fix my brainlessness.

that's all. just wanted the rest of you to know that you're not alone in your fumbles. (at least i hope someone else out there least that's what i'm telling myself right now.)


  1. rat you kill me.. i don't even attempt quilting cuz it would just be a disaster. and we all have brainless days..mine are daily. :0)

    maybe if we were together our crafting brains would work... darn state line.

  2. For Christmas, I made Justin and myself fleece pajamas. Somehow I kept messing up Justin's pajama bottoms. I can't even explain it because I still don't know exactly what I did. I had the center seams sown together, like the crotch, but somehow I messed up the side seams and the crotch would hand down below the knees. It was insane. I unpicked EVERYTHING and didi it all three times (same mistake three times) before finally figuring it out. I took off the pants I was wearing trying to figure out their anatomy. So 1 a.m. the night before Christmas Eve, I'm sewing pantless in our kitchen. :) I finally got it and by the time I got to making my pj's I did it right the first time.

  3. Oh Lara...thanks for commiserating. I sewed for a bit on Saturday...and then unpicked for 3 times as long as I sewed. Grrr...oh well. I guess I'll learn something through the process, right?!