An Epic Failure

11.18.2009



Well, maybe I'm being a little hard on myself, but this one turned out pretty yucky.  Good thing it's a Christmas present for my own daughter, but then again I'll be staring at it for the next __ years.  I was into a groove when I started it and it was going pretty smoothly. 




Then I attached my walking foot on my sewing machine!  Apparently I must have broken it because I had my husband tighten the screw on the back of the foot and it got a little too tight.  It took tiny little stitches and puckered and stretched the whole thing! 




It doesn't help that I was in love with these fabrics.  My daughter loves red (although not as much as she used to), and the starling fabric is just perfect. 




I did hand bind the quilt, which is 36"x48".  It was fun and the first time I tried it on a quilt.  It was nice to sit down and watch a couple movies with my husband while working on it.  Yes, it took a couple movies, hopefully I'll get a little more speedy someday.

I'm moving on to make a similar quilt for my other daughter, wish me luck...




Oh, and I also decided to treat myself to a little present from Japan...you'll have to wait until later to see what's inside.

6 comments :

  1. You're definitely being too hard on yourself! It doesn't look like a failure, but I know how it is when you work on something and are intimately aware of every little flaw.

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  2. I think it's lovely. My walking foot does the same thing and I've never touched it.

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  3. It is NOT an epic failure. You are being too hard on yourself. Have you washed it yet? It will get all bunchy and cuddly and you'll not worry about it again. :-)

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  4. I love it! The color combo is right on and I adore the stitching - it's just the way I like it. I agree with the bit about washing ... it will look super-cozy on a cold day. Actually, I think you have a big old success on your hands. Yay!

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  5. wow you've been busy! so NOT a failure either! love the fabrics. :D

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  6. You can make *me* an epic failure anytime! I love it! :)

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