Saturday I was on a mission. I wanted to finished the Block of the Month challenge blocks. This was my block two month ago and still not finished. I’m never going to get this block of the month done at this pace.
I’ve been start and stop the entire time on this particular month. I hate these directions. I like my easy angle ruler and tried and tried to figure out what size to cut them only to have cut them the wrong size.
Then one day last week over nap time I pulled it out and cut the triangles the right size. I sat down to the machine to sew and after sewing a couple I ran out of thread….So I filled the bobbins.
I ran all of the triangles through the machine only to learn that I filled the bobbins, BUT I didn’t put one of the filled bobbins in the machine!! AHHHH!! So I had to resew them all. That was insult to injury.
So I got them resewn then started assembling blocks. I found I was 1 1/2 blocks short. UGH. More sewing.
By now Kelli had showed up. We were both disgruntled about the project. I had to piece a couple triangle fabrics together to have a big enough piece to cut the triangle from. Then she had to cut more little triangle pieces. She set the triangles at the machine and I didn’t see them and accidentally pushed them on the floor so I had a mess of triangles all over the floor. I ended up sewing them together the wrong way. Had to seam rip them. Oh…what a mess. This quilt is cursed.
After I was almost done sewing those last two together, Kelli got on the floor to pick up a couple of the small triangles and found…you guessed it. The large triangle we were short of earlier. Oh my. I can’t make this up.
Finally the blocks were finished. Well that experience made neither of us wanting to sew so…we ran away. We went bumming.
Then it came time for me write this blog post. I realized I didn’t have a picture of the blocks to add as proof that I did finish the blocks. So I went upstairs to get the blocks and take a picture. I rummaged through the big bad I have that holds all the Block of the Month stuff. UGH. The blocks weren’t there. How can this be?
I looked and looked not seeing them and finally found them. Yes. In plain sight on the ironing board. See?
I swear. This is why I hate this quilt. Every time I go to sew on it, something like this happens. I will NEVER (and my told me never to say never) buy a Block of the Month again. NEVER! If I do all of you write and tell me, “You said you’d never buy one again”…. I’ll deserve the messages.
Well I am bound and determined that this IS going to get done. (Kelli still wants to quit-I’m bribing her to stick with it) So…I went and pulled the next block I’m doing. Looks like I’ll be making 8 of these blocks. Yippie (not).
I am already pretty sure that this quilt will be going for a raffle. I hate the thing so much right now that I don’t think I want to keep it!! Sorry…I’m having a bad attitude. It happens….but really how many things can go wrong?
I’ll be back next month and hopefully I won’t have such a story of woe.