Honestly, you’re gonna think I did this on purpose just to entertain you guys! I’ve been sewing “improv” quilts for too long and I obviously got accustomed to sewing without following a pattern. After my first big mistake in not reversing half the chevron block I felt sure I could throw these four blocks together. Ha!
First of all the block was not all that easy because of all the points that needed matching so I basted each seam before stitching it. See?
I got all 3 rows pieced and laid out and then decided to look at the diagram. Good grief! Only one row was pointed in the right direction! And remember, each square had two rows of stitching to take out.
How disheartening. Rather than ripping this first one apart right away, I sewed another block together – I think I just had to prove to myself that I could actually sew a block together correctly. By this time I was beginning to wonder if I had forgotten everything I had learned in the past 40 years. Ha! The second block turned out great.
So I tell you this, not to make you laugh or to entertain you really, but to point out that it can happen to anyone. I consider myself experienced but evidently I need to practice concentration. Rick says I can’t watch TV and sew and expect miracles. Ha! Doing two things at once takes practice and I’m out of practice, I guess. Maybe that’s what retirement does to a person. It makes you let down your guard because you know you’ve got time and you don’t have to multi task all the time. Whatever the reason, I will be more careful on my next project. I’ll likely make it without telling you every step I take just so I don’t make a fool of myself. Smile.
On a very sweet note, meet Owen Lund, one month old.