Saturday, January 26, 2013

At last…

This beast is finished.


It seemed like a good idea at the time, but in all honesty, I did not enjoy this quilt – AT ALL.
It isn’t the quilt’s fault, it was just one of those things.
Lots of hiccups, issues, problems, brick walls.
Little annoying, silly things that over the time span grew to be a whole lot of aggravation – things like;
  • the seams not matching, so unpicking with the quick-unpick and missing ending on a small hole that had to be fixed,
  • interruptions with work and life, so it was packed away, unpacked, packed away, unpacked,
  • trying to match the background fabric to the patterned fabric
  • ordering the patterned fabric online from overseas and then wishing I had more – but no way of getting more of the print i wanted
  • running out of thread so changing colours slightly, 3 times
So you see why this was not really the most enjoyable of processes for me?
Some of it, if not all of it, is my doing.  Have I learnt anything? Yes.  Always have more spools of thread than you think you will need.  Always buy a little more fabric than you think you will need – especially if it’s your own creations and you’re winging it. Always pack ALL the parts, bits and pieces into a container, bag, folder etc for just one project – unlike me who stuffs everything into those big 10L plastic tubs…

How’s that for a confession?

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