An Important Lesson

Always read the directions.  Maybe even more than once before cutting and sewing.  I’ve been having some real issues with not completely reading the instructions lately, and I’ve screwed some things up as a result.  My latest misstep was not reading the bold, shaded box that said ‘Read this before you begin’.  Yup – those are important words, and you’d think that I would have noticed the shaded box, but I completely ignored it.

In the end, only I know that I screwed this up.  Oh, and Gretchen, because I texted her when I was having problems with the layout, which lead the the realization that I had something was wrong.  Our text transcript is rather funny, and I’d post it, but there’s a bit of colorful language and I wouldn’t want to change your opinion of me! I’ve decided that I’m NOT going to send Terry Atkinson a picture of this particular finished quilt – she’ll likely notice things are a little out of place as well!

I’ve also decided to NOT tell my husband about this.  Not that he’ll care because it’s ‘just a quilt’, but because it’s a bit of a pattern I’ve developed lately, and I don’t need to add one more thing to the list.

I hadn’t made a New Year’s Resolution yet because I am not so great at keeping them, but I’m thinking this would be a good one!  In 2013, I will read complete instructions BEFORE starting a project.  Should be easy enough, right?

Thankfully, my screwup isn’t noticeable in this photo of all the almost complete top:

Fire Escape

I used Kate Spain’s Joy and oh, do I love that fabric!



About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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3 Responses to An Important Lesson

  1. I can’t see anything wrong with it! I hope it worked out 🙂 Thanks for linking up to the Kate Spain blog hop!

  2. Pingback: Zippered Pouches – A First | Wanna-Be-Quilter

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