Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How do Quilters Curse?

With one of these...

I saved the most difficult of the mini's for today, and it took me HOURS to complete.  I used my seam ripper almost as much as my sewing machine.  And even though it is done, I am still not 100% satisfied with the result.  I learned an important lesson - some things are not meant to be miniaturized.  That said, of course I still incorporated the imperfect block into the quilt.  In the spirit of "mistakes show the love that was put into it", I put A LOT of love into that block!!  Unfortunately, I don't think I can show you a picture of it until my partner receives the final quilt, but I promise it will be a key feature on my next "lessons learned" page!

Here are some of the mini blocks I finished yesterday (sorry about the shadow)..


The lighthouse is another great example of one that shouldn't have been miniaturized.  Perhaps, it should have been a clue that it was not a good candidate if some of the lines were too small to print out on the paper (the ones around the roof of the lighthouse in particular).

I am happy to report - the top is done!  And I like how it turned out.  Hopefully, I will get a call today or tomorrow that my replacement open toe free motion foot has arrived.  I have a bunch of quilting to get started on!!

Sandwich anyone?

1 comment:

  1. If that's how quilters curse than I must have a sailor's mouth. I absolutely love your mini blocks though. Great work!

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