Hanging out with my Seam Ripper

Tonight i’m hanging out with my seam ripper. I had big plans to quilt last weekend, but unfortunately I got hit by the bug and ended up sleeping for most of it. Although I was sick, I was determined to finish this quilt. That was an ultimate fail. Lesson learned – I will no longer quilt when I have the flu, can barely see out of my swollen eyes, and am frazzled with basting spray mist everywhere because I forgot to open the windows.

The quilt started out really nice…although I was feeling under the weather, it was a pleasant afternoon in my crafting corner. But not for long…
The blocks were coming together really well. I was enjoying the detailed Scandinavian prints (prior to my eyes swelling)…
Somehow I even managed to finish the quilt top. Like I said, I was really pushing myself. I managed to baste the quilt in 30 minutes. By this time I was feeling like a sloth…
I went ahead and started quilting away. Why the heck not, right?! I’ll tell you why the heck not…

brace yourself…

I can’t bear to look at it. It looks like a spine of some horrid creature is forming on the backing.
And that’s why I’m hanging out with my seam ripper. My good old faithful seam ripper. I’m rippin’ the spine right out of this sucker!

Thankfully I’m feeling much better now, and I intend to finish this quilt right! Mistakes happen right? I’m no Martha Stewart that’s for sure. 😉 Wish me better luck when I redo the basting on this one.

Happy Quilting!

9 Responses to Hanging out with my Seam Ripper

  1. Suzan June 1, 2011 at 5:56 am #

    Bad basting or a case of the "funky tension"? Either way, what a pain! At least it was only one bad line of stitching and not half the quilt. I have had that happen and the quilt ended up in a heap on the floor for about a week!

  2. Jules June 1, 2011 at 6:01 am #

    Lovely quilt and considering how ill you felt you did an amazing job putting it altogether 🙂 love those fabrics………feel your pain with the 'spine' at least it was only one seam and you noticed straight away, aren't seam rippers wonderful things???

  3. Betty June 1, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Hém Martha S is only human, too, you know!
    So is the rest of us …
    I'm sure the ripping is done by now!
    good luck quilting (hope for no more ripping)

  4. Kasia June 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Hope you feel better, that stinks! I swear this stuff only happens when one is sick!

  5. Manda June 1, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Meh how annoying! Glad your feeling better!

  6. Foolish Feathers June 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    OH I UNDERSTAND! I also had a similar issue except i had actually done a meandering stitch in a whirling motion and it made a mess and made the back of quilt look horrible with the fabric all bunched up. I too will not quilt while sick…

  7. jwalker June 2, 2011 at 4:04 am #

    I find ripping seams to be really relaxing, which is a good thing since I have to "unsew" at least once on every project! Usually by the time I'm done ripping I'm calm enough to go back to the machine.

  8. elizabeth June 2, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

    I feel your pain! I'll be spending time with my seam ripper this weekend, when I can bear to look at the half-finished quilt!

  9. Behind Margery's Daw! June 3, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    I know exactly where you are coming from. I was halfway through a quilt and I sewed a row on the wrong way, I could have cried!!

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