Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Baby quilts 3 -- fixing mistakes
If not for trash TV to listen to while I sew, I would not be nearly as motivated to hang in there through the boring parts in the middle -- where the piecing is done and you just have to sew, sew, and sew some more to get the damn things finished. Yes, there's a certain calm zen in endless sewing, but it's easy to get distracted and leap up to do laundry or defrost something for dinner unless you have something to hold you to the task.
I'm binge-watching The West Wing now, having never seen it when it was on TV the first time around. Watching the fictional White House grapple with North Korea, terrorism, budget crises and mad cow disease is strangely resonant with my day job of watching the real White House grapple with real problems.
But let's talk about baby quilts. I've finished piecing and quilting all five quilts, and have embroidered four and a half names and DOBs. And unfortunately, have had to stop and fix several mistakes. They happen to the best of us, but don't you want to just kick yourself when they happen to you?
Here's one from yesterday afternoon:
Earlier in the week I realized that this dark spot, which had been apparent on one of my quilt blocks for a long time, was not just a water spot but something permanent.