Monday, April 20, 2009


I've been working quite a bit on my small GFG quilt. It's quite fun actually. I have a few more flowers finished, but haven't added them yet. I had a little problem last week.
See this kid? Do you think he looks innocent? Um... I'm here to tell you he's not! This is what he did in about 10 seconds alone with my hand pieced quilt.
Yes, as I got up to get a drink he grabbed my scissors and hacked away. He got this hexagon and a corner off the one next to it. Sometimes I have to remember all those times when I didn't have a baby but wanted one more than anything. I try to think about this before I get mad. It helps. I know, I know.... I shouldn't have left him alone with the scissors even though I was in the same room and he was busily driving a truck when I got up. I won't be making that mistake again.
The biggest problem is that I used my scraps. I don't have any more of this fabric and I don't remember what line this is from. If any of you have any ideas please let me know! I will order it online if I can find some. I'd rather just unpick off those two hexagons than the whole flower. The fabric is at least a year or more old.
I haven't done much sewing in the last week. Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things!


Sherri said...

He looks way too cute and innocent to have caused that damage! gotta love 'em!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Kids are built with the cute factor so we don't strangle them :)

He looks so sweet and innocent though.

If you can't find anymore fabric, maybe you could just stitch the cut closed and add an applique over the seam?

Nedra said...

Don't you wonder sometimes "What are they thinking!" I'm sure he had been tempted way before the opportunity. One time I asked my sweet little Amy why she cut her brother's hair and she innocently looked at me, shrugged her shoulders and said matter of factly "I just couldn't help myself".
I hid all the scissors in the house, and then would bring them out for her at the kitchen table with old phone books and tell her to cut away to her hearts content!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Is it green or teal? I have green!!! You're welcome to a bit if you'd like.

Please email me

Kristin said...

I say stitch it together and still include it. Then give it to his wife someday. It'll mean more that he wanted to be like you when he was little. Now if they took scissors to a finished quilt . . .