Saturday, March 19, 2011

Irreconcilable Differences With The Drunkard

It's an amicable split. Truly. Citing irreconcilable differences.

We never did really mesh. The relationship involved things I detest.

Pinning....yuck...I hate pinning.
And slooooooow sewing on the Bernina. Difficult for me, at best. I'm a 'pedal to the metal' kinda quilty gal.

The friction was evident. Puckers.

But I wasn't one to walk away easily. It was worth trying and trying again.

More pins. LOTS of pins.

I cursed every time I had to insert another.
I sewed veeeeerrrrry sloooooowly.
Hating every second of it.

And this is all I get for my trouble?

Sometimes you just have to admit things aren't working out and move on. Part ways.

So this relationship is in the can.

Literally....the trash can.

I ask that you respect my privacy at this focus now will be on the offspring from the relationship.

What to do with the 4 1/2" and 3" offspring...that will be determined later.

Yes...I've parted ways with the was an amicable split...don't cry for me...because I feel so FREE!!!



Margaret said...

I don't blame you. I hate curved seams. lol! I did some once or twice, but if you ask me to do it now, forget it! Love the red and white -- It'll make a great quilt -- something other than drunkard's path!

Paula said...

Kim, forget pinning something like that - hand basting - it works amazing! Paula (who hand basted almost 100% of her French silk damask wedding dress.....)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Funny ~ but also good to know when to call it quits!! Who needs that grief? And hand basting ~ you would have to want that design A LOT!!!!!!!

Kathie said...

for me I applique them :)
easier and nice and pucker free!

Cari said...

Good for you...toss those things1! Have a great weekend girl!! Hugs....

Laurie in Iowa said...

There are too many wonderful quilting patterns out there to waste any more time on something that clearly wasn't working for you. Pins... what's a pin???

Deb said...

You really are *HILARIOUS* it's best not to drive when you're drunk right?

Luv2stitch2 said...

When I read the other day about your impending "drunk adventure", I knew I had to come back to see if you were pulling your hair out....hahaha I adore the Drunkards Path, but one attempt made me realize why my Grandmother said "NO WAY!!" when it came time for me to choose "my" quilt block. (She made each grandchild a quilt.) She was thrilled when my second choice was the the Log Cabin. LOL

diegoagogo said...

NO WAIT!!! Don't give up. I know how you feel but there IS another way. (sounds like a commercial I know but I am not being paid I assure you!)
Have you seen the "Curvemaster" sewing foot? Google and see the many videos and suppliers.
It took a little practice BUT perfect. curves. every. time.
Just make sure you do like they do and "lift" the fabric.
It's worth a try?? Either that or make those strips into half square triangles.
Good Luck
Sydney, Australia

Anonymous said...

I made a drunkard's path quilt. I felt as though I conquered the most impossible task. It came out awesome. Some puckers, yes, but overall it's a warm and snuggly quilt.

Siobhan said...

Yikes. Pins. Curves. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the offspring!

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Ha! Too funny. And I'm SO with you! Curved seams and millions of pins... bah, humbug!

Pedal to the metal!


helen-mary said...
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helen-mary said...

hmm - trying again without the typo.

Tip: think of pie & ice cream. The PIE wedge goes on the bottom. Also, one or two tiny (!) clips in the other piece will help it fit much better. And lastly, pin at the start, at the end, and in the middle. Good luck - you will probably try again when no one is looking.

judith lockhart said...

Reminds me of years ago I was supposed to do a demo for a guild with the same pattern and like you, curves did not work for me. I ended up showing a demo of how you could use a mock hand applique stitch and do it on the machine. Sometimes you just have to let things go!!

Yvonne said...

Sewing curves without pinning is easy - once you know how! LOL. Look at the instructions for the Curve Master sewing machine foot.
I have this foot and use it, but can also sew curves easily also with my 1/4 inch foot that has the little blade to align your fabric against.
Don't give up curves ... try it again.

Yvonne said...

Oops. Sorry, I pasted the wrong link for the curve directions.
Here is the right link: