steady as she goes

January 21, 2009

its a start

it's a start

I did finally start sewing my ohio sky brick path quilt.    I’ve only done 2 rows so far, so there’s 16 more to go before I can start piecing the rows together.   I think besides my January blues and crushing unmotivation to do much of anything, I’ve had a lot of problems technically with this quilt.  Funny because I was just saying a few posts down how easy and fast this would be!

The first problem was that the fat quarters of fabric that I ordered from a fabric website to do this were cut totally crooked, and once I squared them and started cutting blocks instead of getting 12 blocks per fat quarter, I ended up only getting 6-9, with the rest being like 4″x7″…so there is a lot of blocks that are too small to use on this.  They won’t go to waste, I’ll use them to do baby quilts, but it was super irritating.

Then after I had sewed these two rows together, I didn’t really trust my randomness in picking the fabrics out of a bag to sew together, so I decided to pick the rows and have them ready to sew ahead of time.  Thats that large stack of blocks above my lonely rows.  Well , when I counted the number of stacks I had, guess what…I’m one short  I’m so angry!

So that pretty much halted everything as I was so disgusted at these stupid crooked fat quarters and all those wasted blocks I just lost any sort of inspiration I had to continue on this thing.

So I have two options, go to a joanns and try to find a fabric (a solid maybe?) that would coordinate  that I could mix into the other blocks to finish, or the other idea  I had was to just use the too small blocks and make a top and bottom row, but I think that will look kindof stupid, so I dont really want to do that either.  So any advice would be greatly appreciated!

will I ever finish?

will I ever finish?

I try to appreciate the irony in a project so simple has become this completely arduous task, but right now, its hard to find the humor.  I just wanted to get this done…hopefully after this weekend and a trip to joanns, I will be back on track.

2 Responses to “steady as she goes”

  1. mrscjallen Says:

    If I were you, and if you haven’t already, I would contact the fabric ‘store’ you purchased them from and tell them that because of their inadequacies, you’re short X amount of fabric. Ask them if they will send you this fabric at no cost to you because it was their error.

    This of course is assuming you want to do business with them again and you want to wait for fabric to be shipped to you.

    Otherwise, I’d suggest the solid coordinating fabric. That way at least you’d maintain continuity in the rows.

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