Monday, April 4, 2011

Project failed?

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I have been working on a "Trip Around the World" quilt for the past couple of weeks/months. I always wanted this one to be perfect and I did not mind the slow-but-steady progress.

This quilt was intended for my dining table.

Yesterday, I joined the three layers (front, batting, backing) and trimmed the edges. Before finishing off the edges with borders, I placed it on top of the table. 

What do I see? 

The size is short by a couple of inches on each side of the table. All my months of putting up with straining eyes, aching neck, long hours at the sewing machine etc. etc. has all been a waste. I feel so bad. 

Of course, I can still use the quilt as a wall hanging but each time I look at it, I know it did not serve its purpose. I do need a nice table cloth for my dining table. And that will remain pending on my to-do list.

I feel so low. I had to start with another sewing project but I feel I have lost interest in sewing. What if the next one also comes up wrong? Hmm... Got to let go off this feeling soon!


Donna said...

We are so hard on ourselves, aren't we? Instead of seeing the beauty of the design and quilting, we focus on something else. I think this Trip Around the World is fabulous, and I know experienced sewers who haven't been able to get through this pattern. Project SUCCEED! My friend, this is a huge success!

Donna said...

And also check this out:

See the table runner in the background? It originally started out as a SCARF - I kid you not. So as a scarf, a huge fail. But as a table runner? It's fabulous!

Arathi said...

Thank you for your encouraging words Donna.

Yesterday I started working on the borders for the quilt and after joining one end of the border to the quilt, I realized the color of the border did not go well with that of the quilt. I need to rip the seams and go ahead with a new fabric.