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Thread: Do you ever have a jinxed project?

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    Just finished the quilt top from h*ll. Three re-designs and my total inability to cut the right dimension and sew right sides together. I don't like the colors. But I will sandwich it today and get my quilting done which will of course be a nightmare. This is a wedding quilt for a co-worker - I am sure he will like it but right now could care less if he does. This is what he is getting!

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    My row robin was a bugger from the start. It's as if I had never sewn a 1/4" seam in my life. EACH block was the wrong size. From 1/2" too small to 1/2" too big. I took them apart and resewed them. SAME THING. Ended up recutting and resewing everything - one block TWICE. What a nightmare.

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    Yes, two blocks I was working on last weekend... I finally gave up LOL :D:D:D

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    Oh yes! I have a mystery quilt that my quilt group is working on that just doesn't want to be sewn. I am sick of looking at it and sicker of picking it out. The kicker is that the piecing isn't even very complex.

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    perhaps the the pieces of paper are drawn incorrectly

    Julia

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    Yes and sometimes its the "easy " ones!!! I have started to learn just as Eleanor Burns would say "get rid of em" she generally uses that phrase for scraps and tosses them over her shoulder... but I have adopted the phrase for those projects that are indeed jinxed from the start. Oh sometimes if its a big project I toss it into a box to give it a "time out" and till it or I behave it will not come out.

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    LMAO Oh yeah for sure, matter of fact, I just finished my Wolf Song quilt, it is now hanging on my design wall all quilted and waiting for the binding, but I have to say that this quilt is cursed for sure, if anything could go wrong it did......but it's pieced and quilted and ready for binding...some will remember me talking about fixes along the way..... :lol:

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    I pass them on or rethink it.

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    I'm feeling so much better after reading all your replies! Right - I'm off to try again and see if I can get a bit further this evening....

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    Here's the block that's caused such grief. THREE DAYS it's taken me to get this far! Only 29 to go... (oh, and before you think you have some bad news to break to me - yes, the 4th corner is supposed to be terracotta!)
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