What the hell was I thinking?!
You know how some people like instant satisfaction from doing something, which makes it something they do again and again?
Like blogging for example.
Thrash out a post, hit publish – BANG! – instant satisfaction that it’s finished, done, and you can do it again!
Instant satisfaction and me are friends. I think that’s why I like blogging.
Quilting… that doesn’t happen.
Instead it happens in stages. Small stages, that take a long time to do each one.
Technically I suppose that’s a good thing. You are aware of every small detail that you either ace, or fuck up.
So far I do believe I have aced more than I have fucked up.
BUT depending on how absolutely accurate these blocks have to sew together, we may have more of the latter going on real soon.
I discovered I have a foot that has a ¼ inch seam guide on it, SCORE!
Because seriously if I didn’t have that, the seams of my strips would have been all freaky and not straight looking at all… and then my blocks would have looked like something a 3 year old had wacked together… because I so totally rock at sewing.
*cough* bullshit *cough*
Along with falling in love with my foot with a ¼ inch guide on it, I’ve fallen in love with my quilting ruler. Bless its plastic little squareness.
I made beautiful 4 ½ inch squares. All pretty and perfect, and accurate… which is a total bonus when you’re quilting… apparently – I’ll let you know if this is true when I get to actually ‘knowing’.
But now I am starting to sew my beautiful little perfect blocks together, I think I am starting to feel the “I totally suck at this” coming on.
How perfectly aligned do these blocks have to be to the one they are sewn onto to?
Does a millimetre or two call for a make-out session with the unpickerer?
These are questions a virgin quilter asks themselves.
One day I will know the answer.
I will be a quilting whore.
P.S. No pictures are attached to this post, because some freak forgot to reinstall the photo editing program after the great formatting of my damn computer. Doh!
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