Thursday, November 12, 2009

I-Spy..... Swiss Cheese!

After a little distance and time away from looking at or thinking about my epic i-spy failure, I decided that since I'd spent years and years of collecting it was absolutely worth my time to free my favorite and most irreplaceable squares from their little green prison cell blocks.

So, last week I sucked it up, bought a brand-spanking new seam ripper, put in a good movie, and started going to town on this puppy:

Once I got going and established a rhythm, I actually got quite a bit done in just one movie's worth of time -- and you know, secretly, it really wasn't all that bad.

Then the next day my sister-in-law came over and did tons more for me while I quilted her fated quilt (the one I sewed my finger doing!). I would definitely call it a fair trade, injury and all!

Now that my precious little squares are freed from their ugly fate (ha ha!), I've put them back in their box next to their hundreds of friends, where they will wait until I come up with a better plan.

And they will have to wait until after Christmas!


The Calico Cat said...

most irreplaceable squares

I thought I was the only one who had those feelings about my I SPY charms.

My name is Wendy . . . said...

Glad to hear about this jail-break!

Jen said...

Oh Care, I'm so glad you decided to save this project. It broke my heart to see how unhappy you were after all those years of visualizing this quilt. Can't wait to see how it turns out- which will be beautiful no doubt :)