I have had a very discouraging weekend of quilting. First of all, why do I let charm packs suck me in? I am so tempted by them and when I open them I remember why I hate them so much. Yes, I’m the same person who “wrote” multiple charm books! I find many duplicate charms, the same pattern in every color way, and always a couple that stick out like a sore thumb. Such was the case with Lakeside Story.
I cut out a simple split square, pieced it, was one block short, quilted it and then I found the missing block on the floor!
I fell so in love with the birds on the white background that I went back and got 2 yards of it. So….on to my next project! After searching my books, patterns and Pinterest, this was the pattern I decided on.
I made all the 2-1/2″ squares different red fabrics and of course when piecing them I could not press to the white side so all those seams piled up on each other making them very difficult to match perfectly. I pinned, I matched, I checked and rechecked, I basted and when I knew they were perfect, I sewed the seam.
And the one shown here next to the bird fabric is the ONLY one I sewed right!!!!!!!
Here are my blocks:
I could cry, I could scream, I could throw it in the trash!!!!!
I love my Clover seam ripper.