Broken

With winter approaching and holidays coming up, I’m feeling a little stressed about deadlines. Dealing with my UFOs was my priority, so I went through a pile of 8-inch blocks that I’ve been collecting. This is my favorite size for piecing because I don’t like to work too small.

Several of the blocks are from a Rainbow Scrap Challenge several years ago.. I like them and plan to make a wallhanging with these four.

I began adding framing for the blocks, using white jellyroll strips.

However, for some unknown reason the 1/4-inch foot suddenly went off course, jamming the needle so that it broke. With this post needing to be written, for my own sanity I wisely decided to call it a night.

Here is how far I got on adding the block borders.

What would you have done? I’m in no mood to attempt replacing the needle (I have a plentiful supply on hand). I would much rather cry on your sympathetic shoulders, dear friends.

I’m linking up with Angela at http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/and Cynthia at http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/

15 thoughts on “Broken

  1. Well, I’m pretty sure that if I had been in your frame of mind at the time I would have called it a day too.

    I am an A-type personality and since I retired, I have really striven to eliminate stress from my life. Personally, I know no deadline, lol.

    Happy Thanksgiving.
    xx, Carol

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  2. Ouch! I’m glad that needle didn’t shoot out and cut you! Broken needles are no joke. Coming back to it another day sounds like a wise decision. Don’t give up on those blocks, though! They are really bright and cute 🙂

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  3. Tami Von Zalez

    When the machine fails, I take it as a sign that I need to take a quilting break.
    Love your blocks, sort of a modified log cabin. I too don’t like to work too small, drives me crazy.

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  4. I like the white frames around your pretty and colorful blocks, Paula! It’s always fun to see what you’ve fussy cut for these blocks. It hope all your machine needed was a bit of a rest and a new needle.

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  5. Sharon

    Being a friend of Paula’s for well into 37 yrs, I know Paula has God given patience- and the coping mechanism employed in this above circumstance should be taken as good wisdom. Love you Paula and thanks for sharing!!

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