An Epic Failure


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'll have to wait until later to see what's inside.


  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.

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

  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. :-)

  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!

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

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


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