Immediately after making Holly's Quilt I decided I was going to follow a pattern and make myself a split rail fence quilt. I got the top together and then....our friends got married so my quilt became their wedding gift.
Anywho, off of my pity party...I sorta realized when I went to stitch in the ditch that my strips wern't sewn together that well. I'd later learn that I had a problem with my tension but at this point I didn't know what tension was. I FEATHER STITCHED on top of EACH FREAKING SEAM. Can you imagine how long that took me? Just so that the quilt wouldn't fall apart. As we left the house for the gift opening I said to Mike...don't point out that I screwed it up...PLEASE!! Knowing full well that Robin's mom was a quilter but I knew that she knew I was a newbie so she wouldn't have said anything but man...I didn't want it to be pointed out. What does Mike do? Point it out because he thinks the stitching is 'cool.' I thought I was going to DIE.
Oh, and the binding is actually hand stitched...we know in the land of Jen that hand stitching is rare.
Right after finishing theirs, I bought some more fabric to make one for myself. I couldn't find pink, so I bought red.
I'm doomed, I swear it. But, I did try a third time!!