shhh…Just between you and me and whole internet…Here’s my confession. Twice in the last week I had twisted blocks on my quilts. Once it was done before I quilted it here on my Making Ends Meet quilt. See the lower left side block….
I didn’t have a clue about this until I got a several emails from viewers pointing out my error. I had caught two twisted blocks as I was sewing the top together, and ripped them out both together as a unit.
As I look at the quilt now, I think I must have sewn them back in place just as they were. I must not have rechecked the blocks…just assuming it was right.
Someone commented to the fact that I mentioned in my directions to be careful that it’s easy to twist the blocks….yet I twisted the blocks anyway. I am taking that as the hugest compliment ever. I love when people point out that I am honest. Some emails wondered if I was embarrassed or devastated….um, NO! It’s a quilt. I am not, nor do I claim to be a professional designer or have ambitions to be a professional designer.
Did I learn a lesson from the experience…definitely. Chain blocks are not my friend and I have to be extra super careful with them. From now on I’m taking the kind advice of a viewer, take a photo of the quilt top once it is all sewn together as mistakes are more easily seen in a photo. I try to learn from my mistakes…I’m not always successful, but I try.
Well that’s the confession…I am human. I am not bothered by the whole situation…actually it gives the quilt a story. Years from now when the quilt is here and I’m showing it to someone, the quilt can speak to the day it was made. The twisted block is like a memory marker. I can remember what was going on over the couple days I frantically sewing trying to get the quilt finished to meet the deadline. It will speak to the snowy, stormy day that I took as a blessing so that I could just settle in and sew for the day. I can vividly remember the first time I felt the fabric…honestly, it’s the softest quilting fabric I’ve worked with. I can remember Gracie laying all on the blocks as I laid them out on the floor wanting to get her picture taken….all in all….those twisted blocks are memory markers..good memory markers.