May 9, 2011

I am an Awesome Seamstress

and by "awesome" I mean SO. NOT. awesome. 

Hear my tale of woe...

This weekend I finally had nothing pressing to do AND was in a highly motivated creative state.  This never happens!  The stars were aligned!  So off I go to JoAnn's fabrics to get fabric for the back of this quilt and also to get some fabric for a super fun pillow pattern I had. 

Well being the awesome seamstress I am, I had no measurements with me whatsoever.  So I eyeballed it.  I thought I knew how big my quilt was...and actually I WAS right, but I forgot that I had sewed some borders on it making it only this much bigger and therefore I needed this much more fabric than I ended up purchasing.  So I drive all the way back to JoAnn's to get a smidge more fabric. 

Feeling confident about my purchase and ready to sew, I lay out the backing of my quilt, iron it, and pin it in place.  I pull out the batting I purchased for the middle and of course, I bought the wrong size!!  The dimensions on the package are marked in inches and I guess my math totally failed me...well there's that and the fact that I didn't exactly know the dimensions of my quilt to begin with.  Lordy. 

At that point, there was no way I was driving back to JoAnn's a third time, so I decide to start my pillow instead.  I get to step one and OMG.  I can't cut the shapes she asks for out of the size fabric she told me to get!  I really, really tried hard to understand the pattern.  I mean, it wasn't difficult.  I could totally make the pillow if I HAD THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FABRIC.  urg.  I think it was a typo. 

Forget it.  I'm making a neck pillow. 

And here it is.  The fruits of my creative weekend...

It's actually kinda cute huh?


Lana Koopman said...

I have an "Irresistibly Sweet" blog award waiting for you on my blog!

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