I love sewing. Really I do. I just don't feel like I get to do enough of it!
Or, maybe I should say that I don't feel like I get to do enough enjoyable sewing. And it feels like whatever free time I do have is spent doing something other than enjoyable sewing! It's just not fair!! :)
But this weekend, I had the chance to spend some quality time with my sewing machine, and a WiP that has been languishing on my design wall for quite some time. Quite. :)
You'll recognize it. From March! This was my quilt for the Faith Circle of the do.Good Stitches bee of March. I got most of my blocks back in March, but there were a couple of people who didn't send them until well into April. And by the time I did get them and was able to sew a couple of rows together, it was May and things got cray-hay-hay-zee!! ;)
So...I finally got to take it off my design wall and put it together on Sunday. Unfortunately for me, I didn't quite remember what I had done the first time, and so I had to spend a little time figuring out where to go next. No big deal. It's sewing...I can figure it out. :)
Except I didn't do a very good job of figuring it out. See that big X there on the left? It's not supposed to be there! And because it's there, that whole column is off, making the entire look of the quilt...off.
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm NOT a perfect quilter. No way, no how. I rarely even seek perfection! I seek quality construction (don't want it to fall apart in the wash!), and I seek a good visual image, but I don't seek perfection! If only this little block was turned, and the rest of the rows of wonky zig zags looked fine, then I would totally leave it! But it ruins the lines of the whole quilt, I think.
So, thankfully it's on the end, I just ripped out 3 seams, and now I have to flip it around and sew it back together.
The right way. No biggie. :) I had hoped to have it quilted in time for our Front Range Modern Quilt Guild meeting on Saturday, but I highly doubt that's gonna happen. Maybe I'll just show them the flimsy.
Other than that, I've got a couple of bee blocks to make, and I really want to start a new quilt from my 13 in 13 (quilts to make in 2013) list. I've made 2. And it's June. Well...3, once this one is finished, but it's not on my 13 in 13 list!
Oh, and I currently know of 5 of my friends who are pregnant, so I guess I best be figuring out how to...wait. Scratch that. 6. Six pregnant friends. I need to be busting out some baby quilts, man! :)
You know what? Summer is busier than I thought it was going to be! Having 3 active little kids to entertain all day every day is exhausting!