Saturday, February 16, 2008

Frustration...

I am now qualified to give a good example of frustration. As anyone who has been reading this for a while knows, I have a couple baby quilts I need to make. I have been having a hard time getting motivated to do any of it though. But over the past week or so I have started...and while both tops should have been done in a couple days, I have been dragging my feet and had a couple other problems thrown in.

I decided the other day that the time is NOW to get them done. So yesterday and the day before I devoted a big part of my day to them. What happened the first day was all my fault...I made six blocks, and went down that night to do some preparation work for yesterday only to discover I had sewn the wrong red fabric in two blocks--even with my road map I messed up. That was frustrating enough--I spent a while ripping out the wrong fabric and I did sew in the correct fabric.

Last night I was working on the last four blocks, on the last round of strips, and when I pressed one open, I noticed that the previous color I had pressed was scorched! Looked bad! How did that happen? I had not left the iron setting on it at all, I had merely gave the strips a quick press to press them open. I had no idea if it could be washed out...thought I would give a little rub with a damp cloth. The fabric TORE!

The fabric was used in four blocks, two strips to each block. I ripped it out of every one of the blocks, and am contemplating ripping out this other fabric. I am just so disgusted. It is fabric from Joann's and while I thought it was cheap, I thought it was a step above some of the really cheap fabric. But I would hate to make the tops and them fall apart once the quilt is finished. But the other color is on the edge of the quilt and I don't know if there would be that much stress on it or not. What do you think?

1 comment:

Barb said...

Hi Rose, I can truly sense how frustrated you are...let's think about this. There is some sort of rule about the fabric scorching... is that rule that YES IT IS A BLEND if it scorches! Will it fall apart in the quilt, probably more that it will become distorted from use and many washings? I guess for me the biggest issue would be IF I AM NOT HAPPY WITH IT, then it needs to come out! Very frustrating and very time consuming, but in the end YOU will be happier with the quilts! SORRY ROSE, I wish I had some real good words of wisdom and support for you! How about a quilters ((HUG) will that help?

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