Saturday, August 22, 2009

In over my crafty head?


So... I have left this...


won't see this on Apartment Therapy.. hahaha

To work on this...


Which is supposed to work out like this. There is absolutely nothing at all wrong with the tutorial. It is a great idea and I love it, which is why I set to work on one (a single bed size or thereabouts) for my brother and his wife-to-be.

But right now I am feeling a bit out of my depth.

I ran out of quilting pins about a third of the way into basting- and they were $20 a pack or something, so I didn't fancy buying another couple of packets, especially when it is highly unlikely I will ever quilt anything of this size again (based on current enjoyment levels). So my regular pins are scratching viciously at my arms like a nasty cat whenever I turn the quilt around in the machine... and my lines look ridiculous as I am pushing more fabric through my machine than I ever have before making them all wonky like.

Exhale.

I feel a bit better now. Thanks.

7 comments:

Tania said...

The worst of it is, that which you left behind will patiently wait it's turn for your attention. Grab a glass of wine, I say - and squint whenever you sprint past the kitchen...

Gina said...

Well the quilt is a great idea... but I think I'm with you, not the most gratifying project to sew. Perhaps they'd settle for some sock-owls for their wedding?

Miss Muggins said...

I feel your pain! What about using safety pins - they don't scratch. Oh, and the kitchen will still be there when you come back- quilt I say! Think how high the enjoyment levels will be when it is finished!

Madeline said...

Crafts are worse than kids sometimes. They somehow make it into every nook and cranny of the house before you can blink. I'm with Tania...just go for a quick wine induced squint and sprint!

Jenni said...

this made me laugh, actually me 'usband had a few terse words with me this morning about the crafting/ housework "balance"..... I think i'm a little "un" at the moment. I say this project is far more important & prettier than the dishes, it's going to be great.
Also, never heard of quilting pins (must google)...$2.00 pack safety pins for this cheapskate.

Sarah-Jo said...

yes its either craft or housework here also, unfortunately for me its the housework and kids who are winning at the moment....not much creative magic ahppening at my place so its nice to see your crafty goodness!!!

Cindy said...

I like to have those great theories too, like "why on earth should you use safety pins" because at heart I am too stingy to just buy the right stuff.