Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday Night Sew-in Fail

Unfortunately life got in the way of my plans for a night of solo sewing yesterday.  We are in the middle of having all the flooring replaced in our main floor and nothing seems to be going as planned.  My house is a complete disaster!  I finally wrapped up everything I needed to take care of and hit the sewing room by 9 pm.  My plan was to come up with a layout and get my Quatrefoil center together. I laid out all the blocks on the sewing room floor, rearranged about twenty times and came up this:

I decided to make one more move and switched the light block on the left end of row five with the second block in row six and decided I was happy with it. I carefully picked up block by block and sewed the rows and then laid them out on a bed to keep them straight.  I'm not sure how I managed it, but I ended up with this:

Granted, this picture is upside down (best angle I could get), but I completely screwed up my planned layout.  I somehow managed to flip a couple of blocks and/or rows. I ended up with too many light ones along one side, but it's not bad enough to warrant ripping them out.  That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.  Two borders and it's off to the quilter.  

Being scrappy can be really challenging some days!


Maria said...

LOL I have also done that ... Don't know what happens from the picking up and sewing?? But it does look great...well done.

Dawn said...

I like the rearrangement, think you have done a great job.

Cath said...

Been there, done that....more than once! I think the arrangement looks lovely!

Susie Hoover said...

I love it! Pretty sure this has happened to all of us at one time or another. Consider it a happy accident!

Anonymous said...

The final looks good, the light blocks are scattered in a way that keeps the eye moving over the whole quilt. I usually have to work hard to make that happen. Enjoy your handiwork. Stephani in N. TX (