Saturday, October 20, 2007

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaargghhhh!!!!


I. Cut. Into. A. Quilt.....

I was trying to cut off some of the painter's tape that I've been using to mark quilting lines, and of course the fabric stuck lightly to the tape and so I was cutting into fabric too.

After considering the obvious options -- suicide, joining a monastery, throwing my sewing machine through the window and never, ever, ever doing any quilting again, ever -- I got to work on, sigh, a patch.

Tell me it's not too visible? Unfortunately, it's a little worse in real life, but maybe not terrible terrible...



15 comments:

Vicki W said...

I just found your blog today as I was catching up on new Q4P members. You make relly beautiful quilts. As for this one, I feel for you but you must have done a fine repair job because I don't see it!

Rebel said...

I literally gasped out loud when I read that! I'm so sorry. My monitor isn't that great, so I can't tell if it's visible or not in person. I hope it's not too bad. Where on the quilt is it? Corner, center? Did the cut go all the way through, or just the top layer? Any way to do a creative fix?

Don't do anything drastic... just set it aside for a little while until the trauma wears off.

Su Bee said...

Oh Lordy - that's a terrible thing. Kinda like looking over the edge on a bridge and having your $200 sunglasses fall off.
Good cover tho - I don't see where it is at all!

Jennifer said...

Oh, Michael5000, I'm so sorry! I'm used to that kind of ineptness from me--like using a template marker, not a washable marker, to mark quilting patterns on a few inches of my sister's wedding quilt--but it's always horrible, and I'm sorry you're human too. :~)

If it's the kind of triangular part on the blue, slightly in the upper right, it just looks like the quilting is a little more pronounced. If not, you have successfully fooled me.

Andrea said...

I can't see it either. Bet your heart skipped a beat when you did the terrible deed !

Tamera said...

Doesn't that just make your heart skip a beat?!?

Sorry you had to go through that.

I, like you, would have considered the various options you did, then set it aside for a bit and then repaired it.

Ya did good!

Michael5000 said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words.

That little patch is just going to have to be part of the story of the quilt. I can live with that. I'm even kind of proud of my repair job (although none of you would have trouble finding it in person).

M5K

Lisa D. said...

Oh no a quilting nightmare! Sorry for your mishap, but I'll have to agree, I can't see anything wrong with your repair!

loulee1 said...

What patch? Where? I see nothing!
I feel for you though, I'd be devastated.

Quilting Mama said...

I can't see a patch either.

That is one of my worst nightmares. I actually snipped into the top of one once while I was trimming after putting binding on the front...it was king sized and I didn't have a place to lay it all out. Thankfully I was able to repair it and it was near an edge...it still makes me sick to think about it.

I had that same feeling when I read the first line of your entry!

Ming said...

I am sorry...I do feel for you but I can't stop laughing! It's your writing makes it so vividly funny! and believe me, I understand that screaming!

swooze said...

Patch? What patch?

julieQ said...

I have done that too. Just is the most frustrating feeling, huh? I don't see it at all though. You do good work!

JulieQ

Rose Marie said...

I couldn't see the patch so you must have done a great job in concealing it. If someone notices, I'm sure you (with your wonderful sense of humour)will come up with an interesting story to regale them with! Never admit you cut it by mistake .... no, no, no don't point out your mistakes.

atet said...

I am having trouble finding it in the photo. My deepest sympathies for that worst of all moments -- the realization that you have screwed up something you were thrilled with. And for the next moment -- so how do I fix this? (um, can you tell I may have done things like this once or twice?)