Im so upset I could cry!!!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by dixie&trixie, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. dixie&trixie

    dixie&trixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2010
    Yreka California
    I am doing my first quilt and I think I made a big mistake making my first block. It kills me to think I may have to take it all apart and start again. I literally could cry over this..... why me!?
  2. urbanfarmer101

    urbanfarmer101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's part of the process. Look at it with a positive light and learn from your mistakes. [​IMG]
  3. jc12551

    jc12551 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    S.W. TN
    Ripping is part of stitching (or hooking or knitting) [​IMG]

    Sorry that you have to redo the block. I have yet to make a pattern where I didn't rip apart a few blocks! Don't let it discourage you.

    what are you making?
  4. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2011
    Vista, CA
    I would have been dehydrated for the rest of my life if I cried every time I had to rip them apart. I'm REALLY good at that, now. It is part of the process, yaddah, yaddah, yaddah....tell you one thing, it sure made me pay a little more attention. Then I'd get complacent again.
  5. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    How much have you gotten done on the quilt? I have a feeling that if you are still at the making blocks stage you would not be so upset. Is the quilt together? Is it a mistake that the average person will notice? I am pretty much a reformed perfectionist. I have looked at things I have made after being told by many people how lovely they were and was only able to see the mistakes I made. I finally decided I needed to get over it.
    If it is a block and not together yet then by all means redo the block and learn from your mistakes. If it is taking apart a quilt you are nearly finished with look at it carefully and decide if it is better to leave it or to redo it. Beauty and perfection are not the same thing.

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