08 January 2011

Forty

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That’s how many seams I had to un-sew. I was blithely sewing along on the Double 4-Patch and stitched up a stack of 50 blocks. When I started to press them I realized that I had sewn ten correctly like in the first photo. But then I must have flipped the block when I put it under the needle because the other 40 were stitched like this one:

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Not exactly the look I was going for *sigh*.
I am sewing up over 200 of these blocks, which is actually more than I need but I want enough blocks to be able to swap out if I want.

17 comments:

  1. I'm apparently not awake enough yet, because I had to look at it several times to see what was different (DuH). So irritating. Not that I've ever done anything like that....:)

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  2. I know that heavy feeling when you realize that there is a lot of frogging to be done...((hugs))

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  3. I just did a mystery on my blog with this block and even such a simple block is so easy to turnabout. Can hardly wait to see what you do wth this block, it is so versatile!

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  4. Don't you hate that? I have a sister that doesn't sew and when I need to reverse-sew a lot of stuff, I invite her over for some sister time together. She's also good at ironing fabric.

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  5. I have done that too many times to count. I love the quilt in your post before this one.

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  6. Yep, I sewed blocks backwards plenty of times. Some of those blocks end up in my "orphan blocks" basket.

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  7. Ripping seams is part of the process. I am an expert!

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  8. There is nothing wrong with either block, one is just different than the other. I think I would have saved the ones that were going the different way for swap blocks, and make more!

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  9. Paula,
    I hate it when I do things like that but I guess that is what seam rippers are for- I am sure it is going to be a lovely quilt.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Regards from snowy Western Canada,
    Anna

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  10. Groannnnn! Every time we think we're doing really good, something happens to snap us back into humility! 8-))

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  11. Well, at least you got your ripper to work! I think it might have been feeling lonely :)

    200 blocks - wow! You might be able to put together another quilt :)

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  12. *ugh* I hate when that happens. Hopefully the pickin' was easy work and you are back on track now *s*

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  13. The sewing goes so quickly, the unsewing not so much! :(

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  14. LOL, I think I would have changed my plan and undone the ten. But I'm easy that way. And I don't know what else you're putting with it. Or I might have set aside those 40 for another project and done a new batch. I really HATE unstitching! Almost as much as I hate binding.

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  15. So sorry! At first I thought you were announcing your age to the world!

    I love the colors!

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  16. Don't cha hate it when your happily knitting or sewing along and then your bubble gets burst??
    vicki

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