Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Directional Fabric Onus #59872

Stink! Another issue with a fabric with a directional print. Will they never cease to plague me?

I set up my sewing machine for the first time since we moved (at the end of August). I've missed it SEW much! (har, har)

I decided to do more work on a quilt that I'm making for one of my uncles. There is one fabric in this quilt that has a pattern going a specific direction. It isn't a glaring, blatant, obtrusive fabric, but it was enough to catch my eye and make me be deliberate in placement. Yes, yes, my OCD personality traits demanded I take notice. Yet somehow, whether it be because I was doing my sewing at 2am or because I was doing my sewing whilst swooning over Mr. Darcy, I managed to sew quite a few pieces in the wrong direction. (WRONG only because there are MORE pieces sewn in the opposite direction.)

Now, of course, I'm unable to imagine leaving it that way. Why, it'll look completely cattywampus. How did I JUST notice this? How on earth did I misplace these squares while I was paying attention to how I placed them??? And all you people without OCD personality traits need not bother trying to convince me that it looks fine. :-)

Anybody need some directionally printed quilting fabric? I just may rid my stash of the needless burden. Grrr.