Monday, July 12, 2010

As Ye Shall Sew...So Shall Ye Rip

Today's post title is brought to you by Jen. Jen commented on my previous post where I made a desperate cry for help and it made me laugh. Thank you Jen! I appreciate all of your wonderful comments and was excited to find some new 'faces'!

Welcome to Katie, Stef, Jen, and Deanna! I love it when new friends stumble down my dirt road and I'm eagerly looking forward to getting to know ya'll through the blog world!

As for the status of the hexagons...well...see for yourself:

This is the progress thus far.

I've sewn for years and generally made lots clothes for the kids when they were small so I am all too familiar with the seam ripper. However, I am new to quilting and only recently has this relationship between my seam ripper and me been taken to a whole new level! I've had this seam ripper for 19 years so we've been through a lot together...and it 'seams' (grin!)we're only growing closer.

I like the idea of donating the quilt, and I'll probably still do that, but I didn't want to donate a quilt I didn't like. I put way too much time and love into these little rascals to not love the finished product...not to mention the price of quilting fabric these days! Woohee and good gravy! Good thing I think quilts are priceless, because adding up the cost of the yardage is enough to give anyone the vapors! It's the reason we drive an 11 year old truck! LOL!

I tried to love the old hexagons. Honestly, I did, but it just wasn't happening. Hopefully they won't feel discarded because they are only being repurposed. DD was home for a bit this weekend and when I mentioned this, she looked concerned. Her Mama's gone loopy. See what happens when you run off and leave your Mama for an entire summer? She starts having conversations with her quilting fabric and thinking they have feelings!

So it'll be a bit before I undo this mess I've created and have anything useful to share. I may even have to take a break and...start a new project. Yes, go ahead and say it. DD spoke the truth...I'm on road to loopy-ness.


agent713 said...

As brutal as all that ripping must be, I think it's for the best. The "new" design really pops!

Cheyenne said...

I can so relate to all the ripping...

You are doing a great job. (I love the dish!) :)

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