Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The horrible terrible no good very bad sewing day with a happy #scrappytripalong ending!

I had one of THOSE sewing days a few days ago...

But first, pretty fabric strips which do work into the tale of sewing woe...


It was one of those days alright, in no more than 30 minutes, I broke my feed dog knob on my old Bernina, SOB!



Then I broke my needle


I proceeded to fmq my glove into my quilt...

looks like one single entry but


EEEEEPPPPPP! Thank goodness my finger was spared!!!!!


I was posting these especially cool shots on instagram and was ready to walk away from sewing (for at least an hour) and I saw it!!!!!

Heather's post on a new quilt she was working on and was hooked!!!!  So cool, but did I really need to start something so complicated when obviously I was sewing challenged for the day?  I asked if there was a pattern and she linked me to Lucy and Norman  where there is a It's a Scrappy Sew A Long!!!!! She is using the tutorial on Quiltville  that even I can follow so I was sucked completely in!!!!!

I grabbed some fabric and went to work...not too bad but WRONG!

That was fine,I cut more fabric


When I finished with three I  was feeling the groove

This is how far I have gotten as of this morning. I was going to make pillows but I think I will continue to make a whole quilt. I do think I need a larger design wall!!!!

So go drink the Scrappy Kool-Aide and join in on the fun!!!!


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16 comments :

Holli said...

Your early pictures had me laughing - I'm sorry! - but I so have been there! And this scrappy trip - it is amazing how it has caught on! I guess I have to go slice some fabric now! Happy New Year!

suemac said...

Wow you did have a good day. I am also about to get sucked into the scrappy trip around the world. I was looking at my overflowing scrap bin and my endless orphan fat quarters. I need something to whittle down my stash.

Di~ said...

Kim, What it wrong with the one block? I can't tell.
Diane

Patchwork and Play said...

I also have been sucked in! I read one post, saw one Flickr photo and knew I had to attack my scraps to make one of these! Sorry about your other mishaps. At least your we're able to save the day!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

All the photos on Instagram suckered me in :o) Looking forward to getting back to it today. hugs

Katy Cameron said...

La la la la la, not listening! Can't see what's wrong with the first one though...

fotohok said...

ahaha, that is so sad! Cannot go look at more projects

Debbie said...

oh my...must say I got a chuckle when I saw the mishap on IG...glad all turned out well in that you found a new project!

Sarah said...

That really was a no good ver bad day! I love that book. Must hunt it out for my kids! The sewn glove really was the icing on the cake. The scrappy round the world quilt is soooo popular at the moment. It's really kicked off in Australia. I keep seeing it everywhere in my fb feed!

Elsa said...

So glad you didn't sew your finger ~ gloves are much better sewn. Can you get your Bernina fixed? hope so.
You have such a great eye for color ~ love this new scrappy goodness!

Tanyia said...

lol you gave me a good chuckle. I think we have all been there and I feel for ya! Maybe tomorrow will be better? I am stopping by from the WIP hop, I would love to have you come by and see what I have been up to :) http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/01/wip-wednesday.html

Lee said...

Oh wow, what a day you had! At least you didn't sew into your finger!! Glad you ended it on a good note though. : ) Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday, and happy 2013!

Sarah Correa said...

Oh my! What a start - that can be so frustrating - but wow your scrappy trip blocks are FAB! ;)

Alisa said...

I am a follower.

Beth said...

Your post made me laugh! Love knowing everyone has those days. That is a great quilt to make.

mjb said...

I'm staring at that first scrappy qal block and can't figure out what's wrong with it!

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