Monday, September 7, 2015

Patience is a virtue

Working without the use of your index finger is akin to having no thumbs.  It's darn near impossible to manipulate and coerce fabric to do the things you want on the bed of your sewing machine when it's humid, but add the inconvenience of not being able to use your index finger to guide and pull and prod - and pin - and you have a whole other realm of frustration.

Sewing together F6 has taken a great deal of patience, and two days.  Two!  The process of joining 100 pieces into a block is generally takes less than three hours, so you can imagine my frustration.

Couple that with the inability to properly hold/use a rotary cutter, and there you have complete quilter's annihilation.  I even managed to lose control of the thing once.  It tumbled out of my hand, across the table and to the floor, where it fell on my foot creating a three-quarter-inch gash.


F7 is currently two-thirds of the way laid out.
Funny, though.  I don't feel any more virtuous.

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