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Thread: Thought I lost a block. Please tell me I'm not the only one who has done this

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    Super Member gale's Avatar
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    I'm sewing along on my blocks, chain piecing happily. I count them and wait-one is missing. I need 8 but only see 7. I look all over the floor, the ironing board, my chair for a good 10 minutes. Nothing. I am sure I cut enough for 8 blocks but maybe I messed up. I start gathering up the fabrics to cut the parts for another block, and lo and behold, there's my 8th block. Still under the presser foot. :roll:

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    LOL....now that is too funny. Glad you found it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    I'm sewing along on my blocks, chain piecing happily. I count them and wait-one is missing. I need 8 but only see 7. I look all over the floor, the ironing board, my chair for a good 10 minutes. Nothing. I am sure I cut enough for 8 blocks but maybe I messed up. I start gathering up the fabrics to cut the parts for another block, and lo and behold, there's my 8th block. Still under the presser foot. :roll:
    I did that, but mine fell from my lap when I got up to look for it on the ironing board.

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    I, actually gained a block. I counted them several times and always got 42. When I laid it out on the bed, I had an extra, so I counted again and there were 43! It will be a pillow.

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    SNORT!!! :lol:

    That is SO me today, too! I swear, I think I've had a stroke or something but nobody told me....the brain fog is mammoth today.

    Jan in VA (I *think*!)

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    Who Hoo, I can relate!

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    Well at least you didn't sew two that were stuck together. Am I the only one that has done that? :oops:

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    I usually sew 2 blocks where one should be.( hope you understand this.)

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    You are not alone.

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    hahahaha, so funny. Yes, I 'loose' things too, but this is a new one for me.

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    thankfully I do not walk alone

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    been there, done that.LOL

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    I love it ... and I have done the same thing!!! I thought it was just because I am getting older ... maybe it's a quilter's disease.

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    I was making a king sz log cabin..Needed 8 across 10 down. When all blocks were set to be sewed...I am missing 10. I mean 10. I searched and searched. So the quilt was made smaller than I planned. I looked for days after the quilt was finished and gone. no blocks.
    two weeks later our DD was here for the weekend, looked for clothes in her dresser...they're the were.. She had picked them up with clean folded laundry and just put them in the drawer and shut it.
    One time I was missing 1 and found it. I had sewn 2 of them as 1.lol See we all do that, but not many confess. lol

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    I did that only with whole quilt. I am making 5 for kids for christmas 2011. One day was talking to DD and told her I had 4 tops done,she said are you sure? I said yes let me go count so went and counted sure enough only had 3 My thoughts was darn thought there was 4.:-( Next day went in room where the quilter is and there by golly is #4 pined on the quilter. :D

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    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh Gale.....you crack me up!! I do that kind of stuff ALL the time :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmpacksplus
    Well at least you didn't sew two that were stuck together. Am I the only one that has done that? :oops:
    Definitely you are not alone! ... for either of those "accidents"

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    Been there, done that :-)

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    It is so nice being among similar souls!! We are the only ones who would truly understand!

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    I have done the same thing a couple of times. You would think I would have learned where to look first the first time I did it!

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    I NEVER count right!! Just today I counted twice. I need four more blocks so I cut more fabric and made them. Now I have an extra block! GRRR!

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    Lol that's just too funny

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    I spent the afternoon machine quilting a nap quilt for granny. I had the fabric for the binding on the same table. It has disappeared! I've searched bins, baskets, and everywhere. Sigh.....as soon as I substitute something else it will magically appear.

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    Glad to see I am not the only one with this affliction. I know I learned how to count in grade school but sometimes I really wonder. I always seem to end with an extra block. Need to make an orphan block quilt someday.

    mltquilt

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    It's good to know I'm not the only one!

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