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Monday, September 1, 2008

I Don't Like Birthdays Anyway


I used masking tape to mark my machine quilting lines on the Happy Birthday banner. I spent my limited free time the past three days quilting it. It did not look very good when it was done, but I was still excited that I had a few hours today to get it finished..

I made some binding and sewed it on. I couldn't wait to toss it on the table and see how it turned out. I was so disappointed! I have never had a quilt with such wobbly edges! I didn't think to take a picture of it. I really don't want to remember it anyway.

I was not about to pick out all that binding. So I took scissors and just cut it off, thinking there would be enough room to rebind.

There was plenty of room to rebind. I looked it over and made a sudden decision that I was not going to spend one more second on this table runner.

I asked myself if I would be embarrassed to have someone at my dinner table touching and looking at my work.


The answer was an unequivocal yes.

There was nothing else I could do with it, but this.

It hurt. I spent many hours making all those blocks. Sometimes you just have to cut your loses and move on.

2 comments:

KateKwiltz said...

Oh you did NOT throw that out! Donate it, or give it to somebody who knows nothing about sewing, but don't throw it out!

Zoey said...

I am afraid I did throw it out.

It really was not fit to use. If I wouldn't use it myself, I would not give it to anyone.

The fact is I make these things continously so I have so many others to finish that I can't waste my limited free time on something that is not worth finishing.

Believe me if any part was worth salvaging, I would have.

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