Friday, November 2, 2012

Love and Frustration

I think I am falling in love again -- with my old Kodak camera.  I pulled it out a couple of days ago and stuck some new batteries in it.  It still works like a champ.  It's the first digital camera I had and its been around since 2003 I believe.  It's smaller then the Nikon DSLR that I have and, thus, much easier to carry along wherever I go. 

I'm working on a signature quilt block and you'd think one measly block would be a snap.  Wrong!!   I used EQ7 to print out the cutting directions for the block, but no sewing instruction.  How hard could it be, right?  I've made a few quilts in my time, I can do this.   

Oh, me, how wrong I was!  It's not obvious in this picture, but that mitered corner looks awful!!!  Yes, I have taken it apart, recut the blue fabric and redone it.  To no avail.  And we won't even talk about that point not matching up.  I can live with that one, but that rumply corner will not work.  The bad thing is that I was given only a 10 inch square of the white muslin which MUST be used for the signature portion of the block.  Now that I've whacked it up, I have to find either find another pattern that I can use the remaining white fabric in, or yell for help in fixing that corner.  

It hurt my heart to cut a two inch square out of those nine fabrics to make the center, but it looks so pretty!! 

And since I've cut my pretties, I want to use them!! 

Y'all take care. 


  1. Yikes. I would go nutty trying to quilt. I am not good at cutting straight lines. Your quilts always look beautiful, so I have every confidence you will figure something out.

    Enjoy the weekend!

  2. I was never good at mitered corners either. I'm guessing that with a little practice, you'll do just fine.

  3. *sigh* I am not a quilter, but do have a few of my grandmother's creations to enjoy.

  4. Your quilt square looks so pretty. I think we're always harder on ourselves and we see every little thing that might be wrong. Quilting is becoming a lost art.
    Mary Alice