30 March 2008
Four Seasons Quilt Swap - Spring Update
or So Cute but O So Wrong.
I have always wanted to make a traditional basket quilt. So when the Spring Swap rolled around I thought that now is my chance, you know, May baskets and all. Being who I am, I just dove right in. I figured and puzzled and then cut out my pieces. Stop. Rethink that fabric, remember, the size of the blocks are finished 2.75 inches I tossed out the pieces and re-cut using a different fabric. I was on such a roll! I was stitching and appliqueing and listening to podcasts and when the time came to put the two halves together -- it didn't fit! What did I do wrong?!! I sewed the sides onto the basket before I sewed the upper part of the block on. DOH!! Can I fix it and move on? Nope. The size of the pieces preclude any frogging. *sigh* I have to start over. Again.
But don't fear, gentle reader. I turned off the podcasts and tuned in some New Age music. For me, podcasts are left brain and instrumental music is right brain. I moved over into my right brain and got creative. I lost track of time. I was in the zone. And I now have a full fledged applique basket all prepped for my swap quilt.
Third time's the charm.