During the holiday season, I (finally) had the chance to work on quilt #2, which I first blogged about here and here. When making a quilt, the actual cutting of the pieces is the scariest part, because when things go wrong, they tend to go REALLY wrong.
Case in point:
In the words of Liz Lemon, “blerg!” Per the pattern directions, I cut 11 rectangles 4 x 55.5. Wouldn’t you know it, every single piece is too short by half an inch. Awesome. So, for now, I’m too angry at my quilt to pick it up again for at least a few days.
Still, unemployment tends to leave a person with lots (and lots) of time to kill, so this afternoon, I worked on a little sewing project that was intended to provide some quick, crafty satisfaction:
A zippered pouch! Cute and easy, right? I found a great tutorial here, and this is actually the second pouch I’ve made. The first one didn’t make it to the blog because it’s awful. Sadly this one also has it’s downfalls. I think I need to practice my zipper-sewing skills. Maybe #3 will be the one.
Here’s a close-up of the wonky corner of the pouch. It’s supposed to look square, not frumply. Alas, when I started this blog, I wanted to document both the hits and misses of my endeavors. This is a miss. Lot’s of misses in the sewing department around here.