Friday, August 29, 2014

A Bunch Of Goof-ups

At the risk of sounding critical, I culled these four patches as unworkable in my Jacob's Ladder quilt. They were from the big 48 piece swap of every three months. I didn't know what to do with them, so two weeks ago, when I was at The Golden Gese, I THREW THEM AWAY!!!! Gasp!

It bothered my frugal Yankee upbringing all week. I kept thinking, "Now, those were perfectly good fabric and very nicely made and you shouldn't have tossed them out."
Then, last week when I was there again, the little tiny workstation wastebasket where I had thrown them out had not been emptied. There, in a tangle of a few stray threads, lay the same four patches, begging to be rescued! So I did.
I dusted them off and brought them home and made these four French Lavender sachets with hanging ribbons for either closets or car dashboards. Now I feel smug for having found a good use for them!

Isn't it great to be able to change your mind?

My Blue 2" strips swaps came in yesterday and they are wonderful! Ten sets of ten half width of strips, and each strip is different.

The above two pictures just show that other people have problems, too. Probably some worker in a foreign sweat shop typed in the legend to be printed and they figured that they would change New Orleans to read "New or Leans." Geez, I just hope it wasn't an American worker, LOL!

As for me, I had to take apart the first block that I did for Celtic Solstice. Here are the two correct ones.

What I'd done wrong was to put a pinwheel in the center and those are only for the Birthday blocks.

The weather is perfect; sunny, mild temps, and light breezes! Miss Emma Lynne loves to chew things up, like sticks outdoors.

And indoors, it's always amusing to completely unstuff a duck toy!

I must put more cotton rope toys on the list, LOL!

Happy sewing!


Maureen said...

Good for you for coming up with something to do with those cute 4-patches. I hate waste, too!

Janet O. said...

I'm glad you were able to rescue those little blocks and put them to good use.
That is pretty funny about the fabric printing. Somebody made a booboo!
Your Celtic Solstice blocks are beautiful, Vic! Haven't made that quilt, but I am considering a mini version. : )

Kate said...

Looking good! Are all your components made for Celtic Solstice, and now you're building blocks? Or are you the hyper type, like me, who skips ahead a few steps just to see a few finished blocks? They're looking great!

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