Sunday, February 19, 2012

Holy Crap, Batman...

I am WAY behind (though my behind may be smaller because I Zumba'd today...but that's another matter). I am behind.

Mostly because I tried the Sew Out Loud block. made me feel dumb.

I have some dyspraxia/dyslexic tendencies and, apparently, have issues with paper piecing.
Know what is sucko? Trying to seam rip when you are trying not to rip off paper so you can redo it.

First error: I forgot the edging and did it purple instead of the dark grey. Part of the problem was the low level of toner on my printer.

Many Many other errors: I'd sew on a piece and it wouldn't end up where I thought it would be. So I'd have to rip and start again.'s finally done, but it's the ONLY thing I got done today.
Sew Out Loud, block #1
Let me just say that much chocolate was consumed because I poked a hole in the R, apparently, during seam ripping. Any one know if I can patch it with some heat and bond or stitchwitchery?

I don't know if I can handle trying the rest of the QAL if the rest are this hard.
My to do list is awfully long still....

My Sparkle got quilted yesterday.
Sparkle in progress...
I'm pondering making the binding match the back. Otherwise, a solid tangerine is a possibility. Any opinions?


  1. Wow, you are brave to try that paper piecing block! Looks like you did a great job of it, hope you can find a way to fix the hole (I can't see it), and your Sparkle quilt is great! Love the bright tangerine. :o)

  2. Great effort on the Zipper - I am still building up the courage!

  3. Love the Sparkle quilt! Especially love the quilting lines on it. Great job.

    I need to try the zipper block. I'm really in to paper piecing right now.

  4. Oh yes, seam ripping on paper piecing is a whole 'nother skill! Glad you persevered though :o)

  5. Your paper piecing looks great! I'm sorry it gave you so much trouble. The sparkle quilt is so much fun!

  6. have you done the binding yet? If not I thought I'd suggest using one of the cool colors in the top right block. Do you have anymore of that fabric you used? I think that would look cool. just a suggestion!