Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I could just kick myself

 I'll start with the good stuff first.  Last night Richard put up the door to the main bath.  We didn't have any interior doors up and I was so excited to have a door on the bathroom.  That sure beats the quilt that I had hanging over the doorway.  
I tried to take a photo of it but it was hard to get the door at the right angle since it is down the hallway.  I had to take the photo straight in front of it and I couldn't get the bottom panel, just the top.  I also had a hard time with the flash on the doorknob.  I'll try to get the whole door later.  I love the antique hardware on it.  Did I tell you that I have skeleton keys to fit the doors?  I love the wood tones on these doors too.  
I also received more pillowcases!  I sure hope that I get these right because Hunter pulled them out of the packages to look at them and I'm not sure that I got which ones go with what name.  So if I don't, please correct me.  This first set is from, Faye in MI.  She even sent a little book along.  I'm sure the books will be greatly appreciated too.  Thanks Faye!!
This second set is from, Carline in WA.  She even sent along a piece of fabric for me.  Thanks so much, Carline!!  All of these pillowcases will be greatly appreciated.  In a few days I will post the big stack that we have.  I can't wait to deliver them in a few weeks.  
Now it starts going down hill from here....

Yesterday Hunter got off of the bus and was sick.  Again!!  This is the second time in the past few weeks.  He was running a fever and he just walked in the door and hit the couch.  I gave him some Motrin and he ended up sleeping until 8pm.  That is not like him because most of the time, Motrin hypes him up.  So this morning he was fevered again and I took him to the doctor instead of sending him to school.  He seemed to be feeling a little better tonight.  
After everyone went to bed a few hours ago, I wasn't sleepy so I decided to go upstairs to my sewing room.  That was a mistake.  Actually it started off pretty good but quickly went down hill.  

I finished up a few more blocks to my Rocky Road to Kansas.  I now have 20 out of the 30 blocks needed.  I was pleased with that.  
 Oh before I go on, I have another quilt on the frame.  It's not mine but I sure wish it was.  It is very pretty.  It is a big one measuring in at 102" square!!!  I'll just quilt on it a little at a time.  I couldn't quilt on it tonight because my sewing room is directly over the master bedroom and it will wake Richard up.  I know you really can't tell that much about it here but I have just started the quilting on it.  
 Now here is the bad part....UGH!  Do you remember in my last post that I was so excited to finish up all of my Green Scrappy Bargello blocks?  Well....
 Due to lack of attention or brains, I really messed them up!!  I didn't even notice it until a little while ago when I finished those Rocky Road to Kansas sections and decided that I would start sewing the green blocks together.  
 Do you see anything wrong with the photo below?
 Yep!  My blocks are NOT the same size!  When I did these last sets of blocks over the weekend, I forgot to change out the foot on my machine and was in too big of a hurry to notice that they were NOT the right size.  :(  They are NOT even square!  They are half an inch longer than they are wide.  

At this point, I just threw my hands up and came downstairs.  I have enough of the right sized blocks to make a 4x6 setting but I wanted a big quilt, not a lap quilt.  The way it looks, I'm going to have 2 lap quilts.  I figure that I can take the remaining rectangle looking blocks and keep them all turned the same way and make a lap quilt with those, even though that is not what I wanted.  At this point, I don't think I could stomach taking all of those seems apart and redoing the blocks.  I guess I'll sleep on it and deal with it tomorrow...maybe.  Good night...
Kristie

8 comments:

Janet O. said...

The wooden door looks beautiful!
How many pillowcases do you have now, Kristie?
Hope Hunter feels better soon.
Just a thought--could you sew the smaller blocks together into a center rectangle, put a narrow border around them in green or cream, and then go around that with the larger blocks? I have some Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks with the same problem and that is what I am thinking of doing.

Suzan said...

Gorgeous door! The color is fabulous. I have done the same thing sewing except that I started sewing blocks with the needle on my machine moved to the 1/4" spot and then when I came back later (I had turned off the machine), I started sewing away and only long after discovered the machine was spaced at 1/2". I think I threw a couple of things!

Terry said...

I was going to tell you just what Janet did...Use one set of blocks for a center, and then add a small border, and then use the rest of the blocks for a pieced border. I think it would be lovely, and you'd still end up with a larger quilt! :0)

Missy Shay said...

Could you trim a little off the top and a little off the bottom to make them the same size?

lil red hen said...

Oh dear! I feel your frustration!

Regina said...

oh no.... I hope Hunter is better soon ...

Maybe we can put your flubbed blocks with my smashed crockery and call it a day!? Too bad they are not a block that could be sashed or set on point or something where you could get "modern" with them...

Deb said...

Hope everyone is better. Bummer on the mixed up sizes. Some good ideas given if you want to get creative. Good luck.

Michelle said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about the boo-boo with the blocks. I think Janet's idea is very doable! I've seen where there are blocks in the middle (12 or so), then a 2" border/sashing all the way around, then the final border of more blocks. I have a picture of one I quilted if you'd like to see it. It makes a nice effect! I hope things were better after some sleep!