|The Black Swoon|
Typically when I finish sewing up a swoon block I have a new favorite. This time though I was extremely disappointed. I didn't know what it was at first. My seams didn't match as well as they had been-disappointing but not unusual. It just didn't look right. I couldn't figure out why so I just stuck it up next to the others and went to bed. I woke up in the middle of the night and that stupid block was taunting me from the other room. Of course knowing I wouldn't sleep until I figure it out I got up to go look at the block again. This time it was like a giant head slap. You know the kind in the V8 commercial. Duh, could have sewed the block right. Turns out I had sewed one of the pieces in my corner units the wrong way.
Normally this would have just been annoying if I had caught it when I laid out the block as it would have required two seams in each of the four units to be unsewn. Transfer that to the fact that I had to take the whole block apart and it meant unsewing 14 seams. Of course I wouldn't notice the mistake until the whole block was together.
So Monday night instead of sewing I was seam ripping. Well I guess that is technically part of sewing, right? I did manage to get the block taken apart and put back together the right way. But I have to say it still doesn't replace my most recent favorite. I think the fabric in that block is holding strong as my favorite in the whole quilt. Hopefully this time next week I will have a finished quilt top, of course only if I do more sewing and less unsewing.
Head on over to Lee's to see what everyone else is up to this week.