While making this Quilt!
Yep its true… quilting can teach you things. Well it taught me a few things anyways…
#1. Ironing is not a suggestion, it’s a Commandment when it comes to quilting and highly recommended for the rest of life too.
#2 Measure, Calculate, Measure, Calculate and Measure some more BEFORE you cut!
#3 After all that measuring and calculating, make sure that your squares are straight! (Ok that is mostly a sewing related lesson… but I am sure there is something practical in there for the rest of life too!)
#4 Before running off with wild ideas, check with friends (and maybe even, oh say, the INTERNET) to see if someone has “been there, done that” and might have some tips to make it easier.
#5 Make sure that your dog doesn’t chew your whiteout bottle, causing, unbeknownst to you, whiteout to get all over your hand. What happens if you then go to, oh I don’t know, put the binding on your quilt and you get whiteout all over the quilt you slaved over for hours? (true freaking story!)
#6 If your Father-in-law is nice enough to fix a squeaky piece of machinery for you, thank him profusely, BUT make sure you check it for oil spots and wipe the heck out of it when you get it home!!
Please don’t look too closely at these pictures… you might just catch some of the many (millions) of errors and mishaps involved in bringing this bit of ghastliness to life! Good thing it was always intended to be mine!
Happy Flipping Monday! :p