Image from Maitlands Men’s Shed
Image from patpitingolo
I have spat the dummy and in the process can cross an item off my Get It Finished (GIF) list.
I’m joining Mary and Candy over on the dark side.
Yes…..I’m DONE - FINISHED – SPENT – THROUGH – SO OVER IT -
Yes…..we’re talking about Grandmother’s Choice.
What a pain in the backside these patterns are.
I am NOT an inexperienced piecer. And, I am NOT a sloppy piecer. I have been a quilter for over 35 years. (Just sayin’)
However, for whatever reason – I have had to re-make at least every 3rd block in this BOM program and NONE OF THEM turn out to size.
I’ll take full responsibility – I’m sure Barbara is a lovely person and I’m sure there are hundreds (thousands?) of people that can follow her patterns and not want to pull their hair out – but I’m not one of them. Each time I make one of these blocks – I want to stomp around and have a hissy fit because not only are some of them a PITA – but they NEVER TURN OUT SQUARE! GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! (YES, I’m shouting!)
I’m much calmer now that I’ve tossed the rest of the patterns into the trash. And I’m much calmer since I removed the blog from my reader so I am not taunted each week and reminded of my failure. My flickr album? GONE.
So basically – I’m caught up on my Grandmother’s Choice blocks. :) HA! And, I actually have over 40 of them (since I was making duplicates) so Mr. W will get his Civil War era quilt – just a modified version of it.
Like I said to Mary & Candy……give me a nine patch ANY day!