Wednesday, February 01, 2017

One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

This week I am going on an adventure to visit the Oxford Quilter's Guild in Ingersoll. They have so many quilters in their region that they have an evening meeting AND a daytime meeting, so I'll be doing two trunk shows for them. My quilts are looking forward to an airing, and I am looking forward to a road trip, seeing old quilting friends and making new ones.



I wanted to take along my En Provence mystery quilt top to show them, so I pushed myself to try to get this thing sewn together. 
We all know what happens when you rush!!
Of course I sewed the top two rows together along the wrong seam.
Sheesh.
Now I have to unsew. I guess that will be the hand work project that I bring on my trip!

15 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Ugh!! I recently did that with my Think Spring. You're right... UN-sewing is NO FUN!!!

SandraC said...

Have fun with your trunk show! A good friend of mine presented her first ever trunk show, maybe two years ago, at that guild and asked me to come along for moral support. I think it's held in the same building I'll be visiting this coming weekend for another friend's Fibre Arts exhibit that starts there on Sunday.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I feel your pain--I just did a big boo boo on my Celtic Solstice top in an effort to get a speedy finish--now I'm paying the price!

Judy D in WA said...

Or you could show them what not to do. :) I sewed my final border on the wrong side so I know how that feels when you discover your mistake. At least unsewing is something we are good at. Have fun with your trunk show!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I hate it when that happens - I have done it more than once! and usually when I am really trying to get something finished is when I make the mistakes.

Wendy Tuma said...

Ugh. I did that the other night with a small 8" block. I just wanted to finish it before bed. I was so proud of myself. Then I looked at it and I had sewn the last row on upside down. Argh. Rip, rip, rip. Stayed up a little later and got her done, right this time! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

Janet O. said...

Oh, what a disappointment (is that putting it mildly?)!
I wish you well with your presentations!

Karen said...

I used to belong to two different guilds that had both a morning and an evening guild meeting. I attended both meetings for one of the guilds. Interesting that there are other guilds that have dual meetings.

Monica said...

Oh noo! I am behind on my self-imposed deadline for EP too. But, I think I'm in good shape for Bonnie's link up next week. Have a great trip!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Have fun with the quilt guild. What a pain with the unsewing. We've all done that. The guild members will understand.

MissPat said...

I sewed two rows together upside done in two of the Bonnie Hunter blocks even though I had them carefully laid out first. I've been sewing the border pieces to each individual block and then will sew the whole thing together, but I had to stop to get ready for our 8 week trip to FL, so my finish will be postponed. Hope the trunk show went well.
Pat

Kath said...

Your quilt is looking wonderful! Enjoy your trip to Oxford, that's where my husband grew up.But Oxford, in Oxfordshire England of course!

scraphappy said...

Bummer! Rushing to finish is always when things go wrong.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I feel your pain, I cannot tell you how many times I have done that! You will have a gorgeous trunk show anyway.

Kate said...

It's so easy to do that! Hope you trip was a fun one anyway.