UFO Progress


Well I looked at the calendar and shifted gears.  I have a wedding coming up the first weekend in October and I don’t have a quilt yet.  Early this year a couple people laughed when I cut out a few quilts and then packed them away.  Well one of the those quilts is the quilt I planned for a wedding quilt…and now that I need it NOW I have it ready to sew…..Unfortunately, my sewing room isn’t ready to sew…

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The show must go on though…..I don’t have time to clean it…so I just put the cut kit on top of the mess and started sewing.  This is the quilt I’m sewing:  Texas Tumbleweeds.  It’s quilt in Bonnie Hunter’s More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.

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There’s my kit ready to go.  People often ask how I organize things….this is typically how.  Things are cut.  I label with the name of the quilt and the book it’s in.

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Friday night of this week I pulled the kit and started sewing.  It was great to just be able to sit and sew!  I happened to grab brown rectangles and start in on sewing.  I had planned to skip ahead and to the “star” blocks first starting with the first step on the bottom left corner.

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I sewed and sewed staying up late and SO happy I was tackling this quilt quickly…..then just before I was finished with the step, I got a funny feeling like I was doing something wrong.  Indeed I was.  I now remembered doing the same “boo-boo” when I cut things out.

Look careful at the directions and the color of them.  On step “F”, look at he color of the brown.  It’s the same color of brown as the brown that is a constant in steps A-E.  Back when I cut the quilt out I remember having the same problem.  I mistakenly thought that I needed to use that brown constant for step F.  NOPE.  I cut the brown constants to that size and put them in the flat but didn’t label that I wasn’t suppose to use them.  UGH…so I did the same thing all over again.  I mistook the instructions…AGAIN!

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All the sewing I did was wrong.  How disappointing.

This is not the problem of the pattern.   It’s mine.  I tend to rely more on the “directions at a glance” than I do the actual words.  I did end up getting step “F” sewn the next morning.  Hopefully not more set backs for me…..If you have this quilt book, you might want to make a note on the pattern that the brown in step “F” is suppose to be scrappy, not the constant color.

You can find me back here next Wednesday….hopefully I’ll have some progress.