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Thread: Sometimes I get so mad at myself

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    So tonight as I finished piecing the last block on my brothers anniversary quilt (and that is July 28th)
    I think wow I am finally done I can sew these together put the boarders on and sandwich it. Stayed up late tonight to get the piecing done.

    Lay all of the blocks out on the floor and realize I completely forgot a whole row.
    I dont know where I got in my head that the quilt only had 12 blocks but there is suppose to be 16

    Ohh well back to cutting and piecing tomorrow :( I thought I was done :(
    now that I think about it I was surprised I had extra fabric. That should have tipped me off.

    So do you every have those moment where its is just like "how or why did I do that?"

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    Oh yes, we all have our moments! I have a D9P set on point with sashing. I got all the blocks together, all the triangles except for the corners. Laid it all out (late at night) and thought I'd be less confused if I cut the extra points off the sides, top and bottom. I didn't realize until the next day that I cut off a row too soon! Now I have to make more blocks and rip out the last blocks along one side and bottom, shift all around, add new blocks and triangles. I was so discouraged that I put it aside. I'm hoping to get back to it one day soon though. It is a pretty quilt.

    Lesson learned: do not cut when tired!

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    Been there done that.

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    It's called "a brain fart" and I have far too many!

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    It always seem to be when you are tired nothing goes right. :)

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    Yup. My "favorite" mistake is when I have everything laid out on the floor and start picking up and sewing, get interrupted, then sew two "wrong" rows together. :roll:

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    I did that last week ! I was sewing the 7th of 9 rows and knew something was wrong. I was also sooooooo proud of myself for noticing my blunder before I had sewn another row on. I "unsewed" the last 2 blocks in the previous row and 2 from the row I had just sewn. Laid it back out on the floor to make sure it was right this time, so proud again ! It was then that I realized that there weren't any mistakes, I was just looking at the quilt sideways!!! Sewed them all back together and all was well. I even marked the first row so I wouldn't get confused. Didn't help much.

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    Only every day, I call them my senior moments.

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    My hand and brains decide to go in different directions.
    Just laugh and go on sewing.

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    A few weeks ago I sewed the same seam wrong 3 times!
    sew-rip-sew-rip- sew
    you get the idea!

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    Unfortunatly, only all the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevPam
    It's called "a brain fart" and I have far too many!

    LOL.....I forgot that this is what it is called. Can't wait to see pictures of this wonderful gift you are making.

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    Sometimes I can't believe some of the stupid things I do, but since I live alone there is no one else to blame.

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    I just keep shaking my head at this one. I started it 3 days ago and I had been playing with the pattern in the design wizard for days before that you WOULD think somewhere in there I would see that there was 16 blocks 4 rows across 4 rows down.

    But noooo not me lol The other sad part is I dont even really know how I got it in my head that the quilt was supposed to have 12 blocks. I am now thinking I just made it up lol

    Ohhh well if you cant laugh at yourself then when everyone else is you will feel left out :D

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    Ugh I hear you. I thought I had the main part of all the blocks for a quilt and I only had about 1/2 of them. The time before on another quilt I made 9 too many blocks. No wonder that quilt was taking so long. Hehehehehe Well what do I expect if I'm quilting at 1 am?

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    When tired,something always go wrong. Two years ago I was finishing a lap quilt that I wanted to enter into a small town fair. I only had a few days to finish. After slicing off the top of my finger and a late night run to the ER my husband said that is the most expensive fair quilt he ever saw. I did win a ribbon in the beginner class but sewing tired has always caused me some kind of Brain Fart! Poof and it's gone.
    Christina (chrissy)

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    I have two quilting friends and it is the blind leading the blind. We all know a little about differant things.
    When I am with them we laugh and learn what not to do. Sometimes we laugh so much we don't get busy.
    I am the Queen of mistakes ands saftey. If you should not ,or could get hurt I will have a laughing story. If it could happen,I have probably done it.
    Laughing makes any mistake livable. Plus every one is entertained. I know that I am very intertaining, happy and weird.
    Have fun and laugh.
    Christina ( chrissy)

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    I have done that too. I just sit back and thing.......what were you thinking Patti.

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    hey the silver lining, you didn't already cut the fabric up for something else! lol

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    Around our house it's called CRS....Can't Remember Sh..t!!
    It will be a story to go along with the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Oh yes, we all have our moments! I have a D9P set on point with sashing. I got all the blocks together, all the triangles except for the corners. Laid it all out (late at night) and thought I'd be less confused if I cut the extra points off the sides, top and bottom. I didn't realize until the next day that I cut off a row too soon! Now I have to make more blocks and rip out the last blocks along one side and bottom, shift all around, add new blocks and triangles. I was so discouraged that I put it aside. I'm hoping to get back to it one day soon though. It is a pretty quilt.

    Lesson learned: do not cut when tired!
    LOL... did almost the same thing the other day... just left them out, will make fine kid quilt center w/whats left over!! no one knows but me, and now 1/2 the quilting world now. :oops: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanniejo
    I did that last week ! I was sewing the 7th of 9 rows and knew something was wrong. I was also sooooooo proud of myself for noticing my blunder before I had sewn another row on. I "unsewed" the last 2 blocks in the previous row and 2 from the row I had just sewn. Laid it back out on the floor to make sure it was right this time, so proud again ! It was then that I realized that there weren't any mistakes, I was just looking at the quilt sideways!!! Sewed them all back together and all was well. I even marked the first row so I wouldn't get confused. Didn't help much.
    Do stuff like that all the time.

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    Yes I have done that several times. This last time I finished a quilt ( I thought ) put it on the frame, got it all quilted then discovered I forgot to applique a handle on the basket block. Now I have to figure out how I can do it so it looks ok

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    Hey, at least I know I'm not in the boat alone ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Yup. My "favorite" mistake is when I have everything laid out on the floor and start picking up and sewing, get interrupted, then sew two "wrong" rows together. :roll:
    That irritates me no end. Or it used to. Sis gave me some little plastic squares to mark blocks and rows. So handy.

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