Thursday, June 28, 2007

Operator Error

I don't know about you, but this isn't the first time I've done it. I wish I could blame Madame Olfa, but I can't.

I was working on the Doll Quilts yesterday and inadvertently whacked off the tip of one of my triangles. Normally, this would not be an issue as the fabrics I'm working with are plentiful in my stash........

But not this time......Noooooooooo.

I had to whack the very fabric that made its final appearance in this project. Nary a scrap to be had, and I even went dumpster diving in my trash can. Now I have to repair not one but four patches.

Note to self:
Get out rotary cutter.
Retract shield.
CLEAR THE CUTTING AREA.
Slice and dice as usual.

My hubby will laugh himself silly over this. So will my friends and family who have seen my work area.

P.S. If I ever held my cutter as pictured with my finger extended, I would be in the emergency room within the first hour--having amputated said finger.

4 comments:

Morah said...

I feel your pain. After searching and searching my stash for the perfect binding (naturally I didn't have enough of the fabric that actually belonged in the binding) I settled on a piece. I realized that I needed just one more piece to squeak by and fit the quilt. Hmmm....what was under the last piece as I cut? The first piece....folded. I cut a lovely "v" into it. UUGGHH!

Nancy said...

AAARGH! I hate when that happens.

The Carolina Quilter said...

You are not alone. I've had many a run-in with mis-cuts and woops. Though I usually don't just say woops.

Beth said...

Hey,

Welcome to the Quilt Studio Ring!

As for me, I do feel your pain. I have "rebuilt" several blocks in my lifetime.

Glad to have you with us!