Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday, an OOPS! and June's Just Three Report

Summertime schedules have hit our household, meaning The Child doesn't go to bed at the respectable (and Mama's-activities-friendly) hour of 7:30pm anymore. Therefore, little progress has been made on various WIPs.

Having said that, I did get a teeny bit of the in-the-ditch quilting done on the Memory Quilt.

My OOPS! is this block, the June Stash Trad bee block:
Stash Trad June


Like a dummy, I started sewing without reviewing the block tutorial that Tiffany kindly provided. I just went ahead and made an ASS out of ME when I ASSuMEd I knew what I was doing, only consulting a photo of a finished block for guidance. There I was, merrily piecing the block using my 2" Thangles, all tra la la fiddle dee dee, feeling smug for getting finished before month-end. I even had it in the ziplock all ready to go in the envelope!!

Off I went to the discussion thread in the Flickr Group to get Tiffany's address and what caught my eye? "This block sews up at 15½." My heart sank: I had, in fact, made it in the wrong size. (Those individual squares should finish at 3" not 2".) Worse: I didn't have enough of the Kona PFD that Tiffany had kindly supplied me with to redo the block in the correct size. A friend has come to my rescue (no local suppliers of PFD here plus there's been a slight colour change by the manufacturer to boot) and I will make a replacement block right away. Ugh.

Everything else is sitting with the exception of my Christmas in July project. I have added that to the list and moved it up in ranking since I need to have tutorial up on the 26th and I just put two and two together and realized that I scheduled a 10-day trip out of town right beforehand. I think I need a personal assistant. I've made good progress so it's not a Panicstations situation or anything. Here's a sneak peek:

Christmas in July Sneak Peek
I'm really excited to share this with you!

Just Three Reckoning....

June's Just Three
1. VMQG/PMQG swap pouches: yes!
2. Memory Quilt Finished: basted and very partially quilted.
3. Teacher Gifts (3): yes!

July's Just Three...
1. Catch up in Stash Trad - redo June block (ugh) and make July's
2. Christmas in July project
3. Memory Quilt finished (hope springs eternal!)

This Week's stats:
Completed Projects - 0 (sad trombone)
New Projects - 1
Currently In Progress - 8 

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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  1. I can't tell you how many times I have launched into a project an only later realized I was doing it wrong... Glad you were able to find more fabric...hope the second time goes better!

  2. oh dear. HATE when that happens!! Glad a friend came through for you...

  3. but what a pretty block you now have! Hope the second one goes smoothly, and to the right size.

  4. Too bad about the block being the wrong size, I even studied it for a minute to see if I could see the oops before reading, and thought -it looks perfect to me. Hopefully, you can use it for something else. And yes, I know the whole bedtime routine goes out the window, but we have a short summer so might as well enjoy it!

  5. Oh bugger! I also had a bee block crisis this week when I re-read the instructions just as I was about to start paper piecing, only to discover that my house had to have people or things in the windows - eek, all my people fabric was far too big! I managed to find an odd FQ of Max and Whiskers at the last moment so my house now has a dog and a bunny - phew!

  6. It is a lovely block , too bad it is the wrong size but we have all done that .

  7. Oh dear:('s a beautiful block so I hope you use it for something else.

  8. Oh that is too funny! I have a few like that in my scrap basket.

  9. Darn, too bad about the block. I've done the same thing many times. Hopefully, you'll find a good use for it.

  10. We've all been there Felicity....a learning experience.

  11. Oh, I hate it when stuff like that happens. I'm glad you were able to find some replacement fabric though.

  12. Gorgeous block in any size! I love that you say fiddlededee. The last person I heard utter that was Scarlett O'Hara.

  13. sometimes a block like that can be called a happy accident! Keep it in sight and inspiration may come along and you will have the perfect place to use it! A few years back, I put dozens of 'happy accidents' together and made a queen size quilt for my bed!

  14. D'oh! Glad Krista could help you out with the extra PFD fabric.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your Christmas in July project. I wonder what I'd do with a personal quilting assistant. They'd definitely do all my basting!

  15. Love it when friends come to the rescue. For my latest project my first cross cut on a big stack of squares was wrong - ugh, it made me more careful for the rest.

  16. Yeah! You were glad! What a fun block in any size.


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