Saturday, August 6, 2011

Quilt Fail

As I said in my last post, I was going to take the sewing machine to the lake and finish my quilt.

That was the plan, that while the generator was running I would be quilting.
The first and second day of our trip was spent setting up and getting settled.
It was not until the third day that I had time to set everything up and get started on the sewing.
I had been finishing up the appliqueing though, I don't want you to think that I was being lazy or something.

Anyway, I was setting up everything...

card table - check
sewing machine - check
power cord - check
 pedal - check
extra needles - check
thread - check
all the pieces that were precut at home - check
iron - check
starch - check

I sit down to sew and think to myself... where is my presser foot

Yes it is true, I brought down to the lake, five hours away from my house, and three hours away from the closest fabric store, everything that I would need to get this thing done. Everything that is except the blankety blank blanken presser foot.

I had great dreams of getting it done and taking amazing pictures of the quilt hanging over the rail of our house boat, pictures laying against the red rocks, maybe even one looking like the sail of a boat. 

I was going to deliver it to my quilter early, and she would have been blown away with my speed and skill. She would say things like, I can't believe you did it, you have it all done. I will have this to you in a couple of days, and then I would have sat back and relaxed, sat around today watching HGTV and drinking a Pepsi in peace. But no I was frantically trying to get it all done today.

I was really thinking it would just go together beautifully, and I would be done. Instead I have spent the day unpicking. Curse those little points that have to match together perfectly. It is now 10:30 at night and I have only one row done and still have to sew together the rest of my "melon" units and make all the circles. I don't want to talk about how my petal centers, are kind of similar and are not going to look random like they should. I will try not to complain about my sore back and my messy house.

I just really wanted to come home with pictures of it done to show you all :(

Instead I will show you some pictures of my trip that did not include sewing a quilt.

It rained three of the days we were there, and I got this shot of the rainbow after storm number two.

This is what was at my back while taking the rainbow picture.

Lala had way to much fun jumping off the boat, baby sister was to scared to try until...

The second to the last day.

This is good looking saying "you did a good job"

and this is him laughing with his friend when he didn't know I was looking. He is very good at fake smiling, so I love it when I can catch him off guard and get one like this of him laughing.

Yesterday we celebrated seventeen years together, I love that man more and more everyday. I am hoping for at least 117 more years with him.


  1. Any news on the rainbow exchange.......???????

  2. I hope that you still had a great time and didn't let the quilt hang over your head too much~

    You know that your quilt lady can work just keep stitiching!


  3. Received squares today, thank you. Where can I send the money to pay for return postage?