Well I managed to make Kelli frustrated…and she managed to make me frustrated.
I have been trying to work on Kalissa’s quilt as time and my injured shoulder allow. Kelli has been super and volunteered to help with the cutting. It’s my right shoulder that’s injured and using the rotary cutter is not something that would be good for my shoulder at all.
I the picture you can see the Kelli looks a little frustrated. She is. She is frustrated with me.
If you have even been to a trunk show or a class taught by us, you know that one of the things that Kelli and I talk about is how we both work differently when it come to sewing quilts. Both of us have gotten set enough in our ways and how we sew that sometimes if we are both working on the same project each of us want to do it our own way.
For example…Kelli likes to cut everything out and doesn’t want a single piece sewn before the cutting is entirely finished. Not me. I like to test a block or two or seven to make sure I like it…or that the pattern works.
When Kelli was cutting I started sewing. She no longer got a chance to keep her piles all neat and orderly.
Instead she sees me sewing and leaving piles of this…
Now for my taste, she cut wrong. She didn’t stack the pieces when she cut so that they are just ready to feed into the machine. The way she cut the pieces have to be picked up and put together before then can be fed through the machine and the extra units had to counted out.
Well she didn’t know that I didn’t know that so I happily sewed along leaving a complete and total miscounted mess to be dealt with.
To say that she’s frustrated with me would be putting it mildly. It’s a good thing I am her mom and she has to love me regardless because right now…I’m not feeling lots of love. To be honestly, I don’t think she is either….
If this was my own project, with not deadline and no shoulder injury, I think Kelli would have given up on me by now.
I am so happy she hasn’t.
All this mis-match and cutting entirely different from how I was sewing has left us wondering if we have enough fabric…Yep. This has turned into “that” quilt. The one that drives you crazy but you have to power through anyway….
Little by little as each block gets together we sigh a little sigh of relief that we’re one block closer to having the center finished. We’re one block closer to know that we will have enough fabric.
Keep your fingers crossed for us…Let hope we make it. Let’s hope Kelli and I stay together after this experience and lets hope the quilt gets finished on time.