Sunday, June 21, 2009

True THIS

I am well into my Labyrinth quilt, having not punched a hole through a wall or curled up under the sewing table in a fetal position after my dumb ass mistake. The really stupid thing about it was that I had chosen all the colors directly from the pattern, which was supplied by RJR Fabrics, and I obtained the correct shade of white to go with the black and white print as specified in the instructions. However, when I got it, I refused to believe that it could possibly work, since it was CLEARLY an ecru, a cream, an oatmeal, if you will. So I stuffed it in a stash box and bought several shades of white from Joann, one of which would surely work.

(A brief aside here: when you go to Joann and get fabric cut - that is if you GO to Joann - I know some people would rather eat dirt than buy fabric from The Evil Place - does the person cutting the fabric always ask you what you are making? I always want to answer something like, "my death shroud," or "thongs" or something, but I never have the nerve.)

But, of course, white is deceiving, and the one I chose was completely wrong. It was bad enough having to go back and cut so much fabric, but have I mentioned lately HOW MUCH I HATE CUTTING FABRIC? On my weekend with my sister, she taught me a couple things about rotary cutting, and I really thought as I was cutting my strips that I was finally making accurate cuts. Except for I forgot about the fact that I'm severely disabled and could not cut a straight line if you paid me (I'm very motivated by cash).

So these were all made with strips that are about as straight as Sigfried and Roy, yet they still look pretty good from far away:



For my next trick, I will cut strips blindfolded and sew them with my feet.

8 comments:

lesthook said...

LOL! They do look good from here!

LizA. said...

I'm loving this quilt. Where can we see a picture of the whole thing? I've tried googling it and didn't get anything but actual labyrinths......

floribunda... aka Julie said...

looks great so far! When I was about 14, my father suggested that it would be amusing if I called the fabric department of the local department store and asked them if they had a pattern for a shroud... which I did... long silence... followed by "oh... my dear... no!"

So -- go for it, the next time!

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

Yes they always ask ... I thik it's in the Jo Ann manual .. First the cutter asks.. then if I ask for a notion she asks. then the money taker asks. ... I hate going in there but the fabric has gotten better and some times I just gotta go to JA.

Cathy said...

I also am loving this and cannot wait to see it complete

Diana said...

Ok, the Sigfried and Roy comment made me LOL. As far as Joann's....It IS part of their training. You are told to show an interest in what the customer is making and ask. So give em a break will ya cause they don't make any money either. Fun post!

Carrie (in TX) said...

Looks good Meagan! My aren't you the little quilter now! :)

MadeByMeaghan said...

I used to work at Joanns during college and we were all supposed to ask what people were making. I mean, sometimes I suppose I was curious, especially when people were buying pleather and weird things like that, but I dread it when I get asked. Especially when I spend more time buying fabric than finishing projects! I'd much rather buy nicer fabrics online where no one asks any questions! haha.