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Thread: Just having one of those days...

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    Just having one of those days...

    I've spent the last 3 or so days piecing a quilt and noticed that I had done part of it upside down. Now I've spent most of the day ripping the seams of 35 blocks.

    The pattern had pics that went with the instructions and I did follow the pattern and the pics...BUT the pic had colors that I didn't pay attention to. Since the block, when added to other blocks, has a basket weave pattern it won't work unless done correctly.

    I'm a retired counselor and I usually asked my kiddo, "so what did you learn from that?" What did I learn from that??? Pay closer attention!

    Don't you just love it. Oh well...if I have to do it twice, it should be twice as pretty...that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    Happy quilting!
    Dray

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    I feel your pain!! I was FMQ. A lap quilt and went to fast. I had all those " eyelashes" on the back. I had to rip out half the quilting.

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    I think it happens to the best of us. The quilt I am on now I had a lot of ripping out to do due to my not paying attention to directions etc. Hang in there it will be worth it!!
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    walk away and come back to it. Happens to the best of us. Big hugs

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    Hate hate hate ripping! But it happens to the best of us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dray965 View Post
    Don't you just love it. Oh well...if I have to do it twice, it should be twice as pretty...that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    Happy quilting!
    Dray
    I love this philosophy
    Nancy in western NY

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    As you sew...so shall you rip! I sewed on a border backwards this afternoon. I took that as a sign to put everything away until tomorrow! I like your If I have to do it twice, it should be twice as pretty idea.
    Luv Quilts and Cats
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    So sorry for your boo boo!!

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    I like your idea as well! I have a lap quilt that turned out great, only to have me sew the binding onto the front-instead of the back first. Argh! I do all my bindings by machine, due to hand issues. SO this one sits. Has been a year or so. The OCD/perfectionist in me wants to rip off the binding and start over. Not happening. Now I just need to get busy doing it by hand in small amounts, then it will get done eventually. Guess not top priority!
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    Don't mind doing the ripping itself. It's the time wasted doing something twice that gets my panties in a bunch.
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