I almost hate to tell this next little story but I figure, I need to show my little duh moments as well as my successes. Otherwise you might get the crazy notion that I never make mistakes. (Which I do, often :)
So I started working on my VIB Block yesterday. It requires some major cutting, piecing, and a first for me, curved piecing. So basically, I was trying something new to me :) So I got everything all cut out and laid out. Won't these just be adorable little arches :)
I begin sewing the pieces together and start to get the feeling that something might be wrong. But of course, I ignore that little feeling telling myself it will all come together in the end. So I keep on stitching. And then press and Wha La!!! It didn't come together in the end. I am staring at this trying to figure how in the world I piece a curve into that bottom and why it isn't a pretty scallop anymore. And then it hits - I mixed up the inner and outer pieces and sewed the pieces backwards!!!
And this is the only time when chain stitching becomes a major bummer. Not only do I have to unpick one segment, I have to unpick them all. Why don't I listen to that little voice in my head saying this isn't right??? Luckily, at this point, it was time to pick the kids up from school so my seam ripper and I became friends again while waiting for the bell to ring.
I think it will be much easier to piece a curve into this arch then the previous one. Hopefully tomorrow I can show you the finished product :)