Thursday, July 26, 2012

Geometrically Challenged

This is a sad story of a woman who really wants to quilt but who is so very, very geometrically challenged(GC) that it may never move forward. Can you guess this is a pinwheel from the GC quilter? This is my test pinwheel from scraps to try to make sure I am ending up with the correct size for the quilt I am currently working on. I need to make 8 of them for this pattern. As long as it took me to do this last weekend it could take weeks to make 8. 
So what is a girl to do but add more Stash! Don't you love these fabrics? I bought a few to play with at a quilt shop DH and I found when we were visiting his family in North Carolina last week. 
And these! I got a great deal on them. I have some wording panels that I plan to work into them. But for now I am stuck on pinwheels.
 DS wanted Beignet's for his dessert for his 16th birthday. He ate 2 plates of these and was still wanting more. We spent the day Tuesday getting his Driver's License. It is like a new wave of fear and suffering every few minutes as I realize he is on the roads alone now. 

I was able to do a bit of stitching on my BAP but I realized that I am off on part of it and need to rip it out an stitch it again. You can clearly see it now that the last piece of the inner boarder is in. I did not weather to cry or scream when I realized it. I tried to adjust it but there was just not adjusting this error without a seam ripper. YUCK! I have been working on this piece off and on for  10 years. So ready to be finished with it all and send it to the framer. 

The heat and humidity here is something you have to feel to believe. Needed a bath after unloading the groceries the other day. I was talking to a neighbor in the cul-de-sac after I was finished with the car. In 15 minutes outside every bit of my clothes were soaked through. Just standing talking. Just gotta love Alabama in July and August! 

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I have the same problem. I can't do 3D anything BUT I got my first quilt pattern and I'm going to give it a try. We'll be quilting sisters with the same challenge! Good luck.

  2. I love Beignets, good choice Josh. Sorry you are having trouble with the quilt. That is why I won't take it up.
    Try and stay dry and cool.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  3. I am laughing...We have all made not quite right pinwheels. I have to lay my block all out in the pinwheel shape right next to my machine (if I have to walk to my machine, I will forget how they go) and then sew and then double, triple and quadruple check my work. And sometimes, I still mess up. lol!