Wednesday, April 4, 2012

One Step Forward Two Steps Back

Progress has been slow, but steady on Co-Defendant #1's airplane quilt.  He's given me a little encouragement along the way as only an almost-teenager can...looks good, Ma uttered in a thoroughly uninterested montone. 


Most of last week's progress was in the paper picking department (141 minutes worth).  There are a total of 76 paper-pieced blocks needing paper backing removed.  Never again, I tell you...never. again.  Co-Defendant #2 had been helping me out, but let's just say I've discovered her efforts were a bit...exuberant and I wound up with some blocks like this...

Apparently #2 is quite strong and ripped the stitches clean through the supporting fabric.  YIKES!

So now, I'm painstakingly going over the entire thing, looking for more blocks to mend...and the dang thing's not even done yet!

This week's 'progress' is miniscule since #2's not been feeling well.  What can I say though?  Motherhood is one of life's best WIPs.

Linking up to WiP Wednesday at freshly pieced.

Happy quilting, y'all!


  1. OUCH! the quilt blocks are very nice! I have had some paper backing rip mine also.

  2. I am in awe of your paper quilting prowess!

  3. Oh dear! I am sorry to hear CD2 is sick. I can see that I wouldn't want to try paper piecing if that is a risk. I am afraid I would be like her and "enthusiastic!"

    It is a gorgeous quilt. He is so lucky and he will treasure it.

  4. Thanks for linky up with my blog!! I love this quilt!! You will have get memories of your kids helping you make it:):) Hugs...hope you all feel better soon.