What Up, Chickens?

Remember how I said that hand piecing was oddly soothing or some other silly thing along those lines on my last post about Green Tea and Sweet Beans? Well, that was a liar liar pants on fire thing to say. The last few blocks I’ve made have been far more annoying than soothing because I couldn’t stop thinking how much faster they would be to make by machine.

This little set of Drunkard’s Path blocks for example:

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You’re probably checking out that sweet pink-cheeked matryoshka or funky bird in the corner. Or you’re watching that giraffe look down at the chickens like “what up, chickens?” I’m looking at my unmatched points (*sob*) and feeling torn between ripping them out to make it right and the cold hard truth that sewing those seams by hand was a lot of work to just tear out.  Hand pieced blocks are harder to match up and I feel a whole lot more sentimental about those stitches than the ones I sew by machine.

It is quite a conundrum.

8 thoughts on “What Up, Chickens?

  1. Amanda says:

    Leave it!!! I try to look at my mistakes as learning opportunities, and things that show the growth and history of my abilities. So much fun to go back and see how a technique continues to improve and improve over time. And that giraffe’s positioning is terrific!

    Oh and from a distance you won’t even be able to see those itty bitty mistakes. Soldier on friend. You’ll be glad you did! 😉

    • Lisa says:

      I think I’m coming around to this way of thinking. Since I doubt I’ll want to take it out by the time I assemble the quilt top, it’s a pretty safe bet that its staying.

  2. Meredithe says:

    Now isn’t that funny (strange, not haha!) I find it easier to match seams by hand than machine. I feel I have more control with hand. They say practice makes perfect, and seriously, I’d leave it. In the overall scheme of things you won’t see it!! Take heart and soldier on!!

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