‘Merica

In honor of the US defeating Ghana in the World Cup yesterday, I’m posting an update on my American flag quilt. Remember this?

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Initially? I was motivated. America, bitches.

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I had it all laid out and most of it stitched up. I hand cut all fifty stars and had them pinned and ready to be sewed on. And then… I started sewing on the stars.

Laid out on the foyer. Pre-sewing

Laid out on the foyer. Pre-sewing

Holy mother of God.

Laying out the material, after a few stitches.

Laying out the material, after a few stitches.

Do you know how hard it is to sew on fifty stars? Worse than that, when you don’t know how to sew? I thought I was hot shit because I could sew a straight line. I was humbled pretty quick when I had to start rotating the material.

Side note and lessons learned for my next quilt: if you have a complicated pattern or section, it is best to do this section before attaching it to the whole product. I’m a spaz and I was way too excited to see it start to come together that I got a little sew happy. Now I have a queen sized blanket I’m trying to bob-and-weave through the machine during my struggle to attach the stupid stars.

I can't even cut a straight line, let alone sew.

I can’t even cut a straight line, let alone sew.

I’m bringing in mom. For whatever reason the last few stars I did attempt to sew on kept bunching up the thread into a nasty tangled mess. My mom said something about a bobbin but after the fifth fuck up I got pissed off and had to step away. It’s been tucked away in a corner shaming me ever since.

With my new found American motivation I’m going to finish this.

Ghana v USA: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Not like tomorrow or anything but keep an eye out…

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