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Thread: So do bricks have to hit me in the head??????

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    Senior Member Aunt Doggie's Avatar
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    I was having sooooo much fun doing D9P and putting on sashing, that I sailed along all weekend and then on Sunday when I went to put them all together, ........ Hadn't followed the simple Rule.....Measure twice, cut once!!
    I have blocks of ALL sizes!!!!

    So tonight I am off to my Studio, to do "re-sewing"!!!

    When oh When will I ever LEARN???

    At 53 you think I would be Perfect!!! :lol: :lol:

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    As for me, I gave up on the perfect part! what you get is what you get!

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    Oh no, have fun cutting more blocks, looks like you will be making 2 quilt tops instead of 1

    I have made a D9P top and was so much fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Doggie
    I was having sooooo much fun doing D9P and putting on sashing, that I sailed along all weekend and then on Sunday when I went to put them all together, ........ Hadn't followed the simple Rule.....Measure twice, cut once!!
    I have blocks of ALL sizes!!!!

    So tonight I am off to my Studio, to do "re-sewing"!!!

    When oh When will I ever LEARN???

    At 53 you think I would be Perfect!!! :lol: :lol:
    I am 56 and not there yet. Keep at it. Maybe you can use the others for a different quilt.

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    You are human

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    I'm 46.....does that mean I only have a few years to go to be perfect???? Oh boy....can't wait! :) I've really had enough of making stupid mistakes. LOL

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    LOL forget it! I'm 71 and making more mistakes now than I ever did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    LOL forget it! I'm 71 and making more mistakes now than I ever did!
    Oh THANKS Carol!! What a bearer of BAD NEWS you are!!

    :-P :-P

    Maybe we need to hit 75???? :?

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    Instead of re-sewing, why not square each of the blocks off to the same size, but take the extra off of one or two sides instead of evenly around the block...this would make your center square slightly off center and add movement to the quilt. You could even to the squaring up on an angle to get the lines angled instead of perpendicular to the sides....just alternatives.

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    O pooh Carol, I thought there was hope for me yet. :?

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    I'm 60 and still waiting.......!!!!:B

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    I'll never get there.

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    is perfect a word or condition?

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    Who wants to be perfect, you have more fun when you're not perfect!

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    Just think of it as honing your sewing skills! LOL

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    gods not done with me yet, :lol:

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    You will never be perfect my dear, if you were you'd be in a museum :lol: Mistakes are learning curves, some more expensive than others in terms of time and wastage - following the rules doesn't always work out either, do your best and have fun

    I'm working on a diamond log cabin star pattern from magazine which isn't working out properly either :roll: :cry:

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    im sorry about your issue...
    BUT...

    Im very thankful for this thread :D
    I have issues with expecting too much perfection from myself... never seems to work right lol
    I joined the doll quilt swap... ended up making 5 tops before i was satisfied enough with 1 lol.

    Its a bit refreshing to me when i find im not the only 1 that does silly little mistakes, not that i wish mistakes on people, just nice to know im not alone :D

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    I was 70 last month clem - we must be past it :roll:

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    I had a small top ready to sandwich, my maw inlaw asked why it was so wrinkled and I told her it was cut to fit, sewn to meet and pounded in place. I just dampened my fingertips and push some of it around before sewing......what did I know, that was 30 years ago and polyester was fun material if you didn't care about what the results were. She said she'd never heard of sears sucker polyester. So at the beauty shop (she is 96 now) last month she told a great grand daughter that Aunt Ruth made a quilt looked like the wallpaper. Now can you beat that, she has forgotten it was a joke. Can't wait til I get that old and entertain everyone.

    You'll be ok, sugar! I do my best rippin' at night!

    Blessings,
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    I'm almost 75 and what was that word you are bantering about? Hmmmm, oh yes, nerfect.

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    Grrr... can you put same size together then sash out to w/next size will be?? sort of a d9p sampler !!! :)
    Good Luck !!

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    You are sooooo not alone!

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    I'm 76 yrs. old and have been quilting and sewing for many years and not everything is perfect but I have fun trying.

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    Life happens...laugh and go on. On another thread, I explained that I had made a Christmas Block Swap Quilt. I decided to use my scraps to make the backing(no distinct layout). I like the backing better than the quilt, so now I have two quilts that need backing (this may never end!!)

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