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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

It's a Love / Hate Thing.

What a day.  Here's what happenned.  

I love quilting.  I hate ripping seams.  Often I do both.

I decided that the second yellow fabric that I used in the Courthouse quilt didn't work.  It was too drab.  So, out came my trusty seam ripper.  It was still warm from the last project.  And off came the drab...


If you've ever seam-ripped, you know it's slow and tedious.  It's somewhat sad since you are undoing a lot of work.  And POOF!  I got this great motivation to do a tutorial on replacing pieces in a quilt!  Great idea?  I thought so.  So examined the quilt top and decided that I needed some darker browns in one row of centres.  So away I went...


Slowly but surely.  I snapped photos along the way for my brilliant tutorial that perhaps would get published in my favorite magazine.  : )


Here I go... stitch by stitch - rip.  rip.  rip.  I cut about every fourth stitch.  I'm not doing all the centers, only a select number in one diagonal row of blocks.


And when I'm done, I flip over the quilt only to realize that I CUT OUT THE WRONG ONES!  lol

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I laughed.

I cried.

Mostly I cried.

I took a deep breath and went & had a big cup of coffee.  Can you believe this!?  lol  And I spent even more of the day just putting fabric back into my quilt top.  I added the new yellows.  I like it.  I took out the brown centers that I meant to in the first place, and replaced those with deeper darker browns.  I added a red border.  FINALLY it's done.  And it's right this time. 


And it was worth it.  I love it.  The binding will probably be a deeper red.  I haven't decided yet.  I lost all ability to make any more design decisions after all that!  lol

Crazy.  

~Monika
making it right.
probably NOT publishing it.  lol

5 comments:

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

(HUGS) ;)

Monika K. - MySweetPrairie said...

Right back at ya! BIG HUG. you rock.

Catswhiskers said...

...another cup of coffee (or tea)!!
Admire your work and... beautiful

Lee said...

Oooooh, I've been there. WAY too many times. Coffee helps. Quilting after a few glasses wine does not. : )

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's nice to find the other new bloggers out there! The quilt is gorgeous, so all that work was worth it!

Anonymous said...

I really admire your work, too.
NhanTran

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