Sunday, December 4, 2016

Mystery Quilt December Clue

I have been gone for the entire week to Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference for work. I would have liked to visit a quilt shop but they were nowhere near where I was.  So struck out there and when I got home things didn't improve much.

Did you ever have one of those days where nothing went right?  I messed up so many times today,  I finally had to quit and give up.  I got the first five blocks finished for the December clue of Meadow Mist Designs mystery quilt (see below) and should have easily finished all nine blocks that were part of this months clue.

Here are the first five that I finally got done.  I have no idea how these actually fit together, I just laid them this way to show what's done.


For the last four blocks for the month of December, I laid out all the units in the order they were to be sewed together and thought I was being so careful when sewing the rows together but somehow managed to sew ALL FOUR of them wrong!  The last row on all four is upside down.  Sigh.  This was not the most productive day I've ever had.  Ugh.  I won't even tell you how many seams I had to redo on the first five blocks.   

When I got the signal that my machine needed oil, I knew it was time to quit.


Tomorrow is another day.  Things will be better tomorrow, right?   I am in serious need of some cheering up.  






12 comments:

  1. I made that same mistake twice. I think we usually sew with the background on the outside of blocks, so we get mixed up!

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  2. Some days are like that Janice and you did the right thing - just walk away. Today is a new day; hopefully your day will go better and those last few blocks will zip right together! :) I'll be your cheerleader - "you can do it!"

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  3. Taking a break is the best medicine. Your color combination is great. Have a great day!

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  4. Been there, done that, and I've always found that just walking away is the best. Your blocks are beautiful! Hope your sewing day goes better today! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  5. Lovely colors in your blocks. Thanks for sharing them with Oh Scrap! Hope today was a better day :)

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  6. I know we all have those days. It is hard, especially when you were excited to get back to sewing that day. I haven't even done my November sewing for the Meadow Mystery yet, so you are ahead of me. :) Hope things get better for you soon!

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  7. Days like that are so nasty. YES....tomorrow will be better.

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  8. Hang in there! I know how frustrating it is to make the same mistake multiple times :( Go back to it after a good night's rest and you'll breeze through it :)

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  9. You might have having a tough time, but you're further ahead than me. I had hoped to get to these on the weekend...maybe this weekend. The blocks look great.

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  10. I think you need to watch some cute kitten videos. That always cheers me up :)

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  11. Some days are just that way. Hopefully you've gotten all the painful ripping done and have them all finished now.

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  12. Yes, well, I can certainly empathise on that one, enough said! The next time you sit down at the machine it will probably go like a dream, and your blocks are lovely, beautiful fabrics.

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