Quilting is becoming an increasingly important and integral part of my life. My creative outlet changes how I view the world around me, influences the activities I pursue with my family, and introduces me to new people whose life paths wouldn't ordinarily intersect mine. My life is much like my favorite types of quilts - scrappy and unconventional, full of interest and surprises, and with an underlying current of making do (and making something beautiful!) with what I have.
"I can make that," I said to myself. So when I got home, instead of hand quilting my Good Fortune Lil Twister (which needs to be done by June 2 for the baby shower, mind you), I pulled out some fabrics and set about making one for myself. And quickly discovered why people buy patterns where the designer has already done the math. I couldn't get one part of the blocks to line up for the life of me!
I ripped out seam after seam, and still couldn't get things to line up.
I cussed and nearly cried, but the seams still wouldn't line up.
I grit my teeth and vowed to figure this out - but so far, no luck.
If I know me, I will try again tomorrow, and possibly the next day, too. And eventually I'll have a whole quilt worth of imperfect blocks.
But even if I do figure it out, I'm going to buy the pattern from Ms. Corry - she is a better woman than I am figuring out how to make this lovely quilt.