Today my brain is feeling a little bit fuzzy. This might be a little stream of consciousness, so welcome to my musings.
I'm not feeling creative or witty or energetic. I'm thinking I might go to bed really early. After I eat an ice cream sandwich. Because ice cream is my favorite dessert. Since I don't like chocolate. Please don't leave me because of that.
I do love pie though. This past weekend I went to the annual pie festival out by Disney that my little sister and I love. I ate 15 different kinds of pie. Then I felt sick. Totally worth it.
I also finished up my mini for the Fab Little Quilt Swap on Flickr. To tell you the truth, I was going to stop on swaps for a bit after DQS13, but then I got invited to participate in that swap. You have to be invited. I guess I was just so flattered that I figured it didn't matter that I had no free time.
I started out with a completely different plan. Sometimes I like working under the wire because I think I like my final design better than my original sketch, and it just worked out to be like this because I was in a pinch. Figuring out those corner triangle pieces was a bitch. Mathematically it should be simple enough [I'm actually a math tutor, so that is the especially ironic part], but I guess my sewing is just off enough that it made the triangles I cut not work out. I wasted a lot of fabric. Sad.
Then I broke two needles while quilting because I forgot with my new fancy machine that the bobbin thread gets tucked away behind like 3 little hooks in the bobbin case. I missed one of them because it's less obvious than the others. My tension was fine while sewing a straight line, but when I went to FMQ it all fell apart. I was about ready to tear my hair out when I figured out what was happening.
I discovered that I had a tough time pebbling on white because I couldn't see where I was going and where I'd been. And I was trying to watch the Project Runway finale, and pebbles actually require that you pay attention while quilting. Incidentally, my favorite designer won. Her style is totally me.
It all worked out in the end, although if I were to redo this pattern I think I'd want the setting triangles to be lower volume, so that the "flower" shape in the middle sticks out more. Next time.
Tune in on Thursday for a tutorial for that pillow project that was originally going to be in Stitch Craft Create!
*linked with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story