Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reverse Tutorial

Hello Friends,
Welcome to my first ever reverse tutorial... What is a reverse tut, you ask.  Well I'll tell you. I'm going to explain how not to do something. I've been having lots of troubles with the little triangles!  I just started making them and hanging them on the wall, and then I liked them the way they were hung.  I had this grand idea that I could lattice them together the way they were hanging with a strip of white and it would continue to look like it does on the design wall... see older posts.  I just can't figure it out.  Here's what happened when I tried (a thousand times).

 As you can see they are not aligned.
I can't figure out what to line up when I start to sew to get them to line up in a row. (That is the reverse tutorial - don't do what I did.) But I did figure out how to use them anyway!
And here's what I decided to do with them instead.  I'll put a plain white triangle in between them. It'll make the quilt twice the size, and that's okay.  I'm just a little disappointed that they wouldn't go together as I had envisioned.  Sew  I'm calling it a redesign. There will be some relief from the bombardment of color - that is supposed to be a good thing... a place for the eye to rest.
   We've got another dilemma, too.  We are going on vacation mid August, and will need someone to water the little Halloween plants. I let them go 2 days recently and several of the really hearty catalpa trees got droopy. (You know how I love my little trees! We can't have them drooping.)  Another day, and I may have lost them. We are going to have to ask one of the neighbors to come over to water. I hope I can find someone willing, and reliable.
    I just got a call from someone speaking in tongues, I think, offering me free baby clothes if I signed up for something. LOL and OMG!  Where do these people get their phone lists from?  I have no use for baby clothes... even my grandkids aren't babies any more!    Oh, it gets better... they called back!  This time the manager talked to my hubby - the baby clothes are for anticipated grandkids.  Not on your life would I buy or have them around unless someone was pregnant... even my near neighbors are not pregnant.  And you wouldn't believe... they called a third time (all within minutes of each other).  This has got to be some scam.  They said I'd signed up to win $100 at some baby clothes place. Liars!  I haven't been near baby clothes or a store dealing baby clothes in decades!  Watch yourselves!  There are loonies out there.
And on that note I will  leave you to your own troubles.  May they all be as slight as mine.