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