Monday, May 16, 2011

Trudging Along

The past 2-3 days have not been the pinnacle of my quilting experience.  But, we continue on.  Right? 

I really wanted to get my sampler quilt washed to call it really, officially finished.  To find a washer to fit a quilt is very difficult around here for a variety of reasons, but today I finally could get it to the one and only laundrette in town.  This was my big chance for the wash!!!....and I failed.  There was a line 3 deep for the one and only washer that would fit the quilt and by the time it was my turn the shop would be closed.  Humph. 

So, I went home, drew a bath and washed it by hand.  I do not know if this was the smartest idea.  I am awfully stubborn and when its time to do a job, it is time to do a job.  At least the quilt is now washed and out on the line drying.  Phew.

I have also been working on my Lattice Illusions quilt.  The success (or failure) of this quilt will really be based on my seams lining up perfectly, so I have been paying super-attention to pressing my seams to create locking pieces.  I made the blocks pretty easily, but when I went to join two blocks together I blew it.  I had all of the seams perfectly aligned, but forgot to pay attention to the block orientation!!! The block on the right was turned 90 they all had to be pulled apart.  I could not bear to put them back together again, so instead I cut little squares that will eventually be an hourglass block border. 

All in all, these are minor bumps in the road and it will all be just fine.  I'll keep working on :)

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