Friday, August 15, 2008

oooops! & More Holly Jolly

As you can see by looking at the blocks here, just when you think you're being soooo careful-lookee what happens. This is a perfect illustration of why working with stripes is a little hairy. I even cut out all the components in advance and laid them out in the pattern and still screwed it up. Well, even though they probably wouldn't have me, I guess I may qualify for the Quilt Mavericks group without even trying. Wonky blocks are us!Gwen Marston would be proud. I will keep going and try not to screw up too much more although, in the spirit of having at least one more wonky block(just to make it seem like I meant to do that-Haa!)I may screw up another this afternoon. Watch and see, now that I want to make a wonky block I won't be able to do it to save my life.
In the process of getting all the pieces cut nice and neat and lined up I committed a cardinal sin of quiltmaking. Thou shalt not leave they rotary cutter open or try to do something with it open in your hand. I gave myself a good nick on my left index finger by doing just that. The thing about a cut with a rotary cutter is that initially a small itty bitty nick goes almost without notice until the bleeding starts. You would have thought I hit an artery for cripe sakes. I am now bandaged and I think I'll have a cup of tea and a calming break before I begin again.
Since I couldn't wait to break open this fabric till I had an actual plan-I goofed around and made this little star. I will probably make a multiple bordered little quilt out of it just for fun.
Not much else happening here-the weather is stormy again and it's starting to affect my sinuses with a big time headache. Maybe I'll have a couple of tylenol with that tea. Later gators

8 comments:

Gerrie said...

I am such a maverick or dumb dumb that I don't see what is wrong! ;}

Keep super glue handy for the rotary cutter nicks!

I am on Aleve for the crappy achy virus.

Lisa D. said...

I love your blocks - are they paper pieced? I think the wrong-way stripe is charming. A very cute use of the Holly Jolly fabrics.

Debra said...

I had to hunt for the "goof" too and then I didn't even think it looked "bad". I would recommend more! This is a lively set of blocks and who cares? It's your quilt anyway.

Janet said...

Not being a quilter, I wasn't sure what was wrong with those pieces. I looked and looked and then I saw the one striped piece going the other way....but it took quite awhile for me to spot it. Just have fun and the heck with that one piece!

jettstream said...

Honey, I think it takes a lot less subtlety to be a Maverick! Took me forever to find your "goof" and I think "charming" is just the word for it.

Sorry about your head--can you blow some of those storms south?

Darcie said...

You cannot do this!!! You cannot just put a picture out there...label it as "something wrong"...and spect someone like me to figure out what you're talking about!!! Come oooon!!! Tell meeeeee. Don't make me whine!!!

The fabs look utterly fabulous!!! Keep slicing and dicing...but no more appendages!

;-) Hugs to you!

Cindra said...

If someone points it out to you just tell them they won a prize... you do that on all of your quilts and they are the first one to find it! I like it... gives the little ones something to find and keep them busy. I spy.....
I love the way these squares are developing... love it, love it!

Connie W said...

I think the blocks all look super-duper as they are! So pretty and fun too.