Normally, I am very careful when I stitch and drink coffee at the same time. But not today!
I am not exactly sure what happened….except that the coffee cup missed my mouth and coffee dribbled down my chin and onto Block #2 of Civil War Bride. Yikes!
When I start an applique block, the first thing I do is trace the pattern on to the background with a water soluble marker. I trace all of the shapes and I even number them so I know which order to stitch. Sort of like painting by numbers…only with fabric!
So when I ran to the sink and rinsed the block under the tap to remove the coffee, I also removed the majority of my markings. Really, just a minor detail. I waited for the block to dry and then I re-traced the pattern and continued on my merry way!
First I stitched a few leaves in place….
…and then the bias stem.
Next a flower and some buds. My first thought was to make all the flowers purple, but now I think I will make them all different colours!
Til next time…
6 thoughts on “When bad things happen to good quilt blocks…”
I love the beautiful quilt photos and ideas you post! I enjoy reading your blog… I’ve nominated you for the Illuminating Blog Award on today’s post, Aug. 24th. 🙂
Thank you so much! The best part of blogging is connecting with other quilters…like you!!
So glad you could get your coffee out of the block! Just a few minutes of anxiety and then back to quilting.:)
There were a few tense moments…and a few choice words!!
Oh how scary! That was a quick save and it looks like everything will be alright now. Thank goodness!
I was hand quilting on an appliquéd quilt at church. It was on a expensive (then) hand-dyed beige. One of the older women saw me working on it and came over with a sad face and said “Honey, it’s too bad that you spilled your coffee all over that beautiful piece”. It was a good thing I wasn’t drinking then, or I would have spit all over the quilt from laughing so hard.
So funny! I have to ask…why were you hand appliqueing in church?!