Quilting

Slow Stitching Sunday

Don’t you just hate it when you are happily sewing along, minding your own business, and all of a sudden you realize you’ve done this?

There is nothing like hand sewing a hexagon to the wrong place to crush your spirit. I haven’t had the mental strength to fix it yet.

At this point the husband asked how my quilt was going. I told him to come over and look at it to see how it was going. He came over, looked at it, and said, “Oh. Not good.”

Then he asked me something that I have a feeling may be been bugging him for a bit. “So, um, this quilt? It doesn’t seem like it is going to be very nice when it is finished.”

Tip – Do not say that to a quilter who is in her third year of working on this hand pieced quilt.

I managed to ask him why he thought that and he said, “Well, it isn’t like a real quilt. It seems really stiff.”

That’s when I took the time to explain that all the paper in this quilt top comes out before it is finished.

Slow Sunday Stitching

9 Comments

  • Julierose

    Ohmygoodness! I have certainly done this before, too. After making all those little tiny stitches that won’t show to have to pull them out is a nightmare..my sympathy…hugs, Julierose

  • Gail

    Your hubby made us laugh! There is a song he needs to hear…Cathy Miller’s husband sings it…”there’s no such thing as an ugly quilt”. I am sure it will be on YouTube somewhere. He needs to listen to it! Happy hand stitching day!

  • CathieJ

    Oooh, bad hubby, bad hubby. Ignore uninformed hubby. Fix your hexie and you will feel much better. I think it is coming along beautifully. It took me 20 years to hand quilt my first queen-sized quilt. Three years is nothing!

  • Debbie

    Great story! Attaching hexie flowers to each other is more difficult than piecing the flowers, so know you’re not alone in making this mistake…just rip it apart & start again. Your quilt will be gorgeous once it’s done.
    Debbie
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  • Karen

    I had my chuckle for the day reading your blog post. I can see how someone that does not know about the English paper piecing might think the end result would be rather stiff!

  • Carla

    You have me rolling! Too funny! I have picture in my mind of him peaking at your quilt and him rolling his eyes with a little balloon that say She must have lost her mind! But in his defense, at least he realizes quilts should be soft and cuddly!

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