You’re not going to believe this. Even with all of the fantastic descriptions of precisely how to make a quilter’s knot… I still couldn’t do it. I am apparently irretrievably stupid, or functionally illiterate.
There were some fantastic instructions in the comments, really. Finally, I broke down and looked at the Heather Bailey photos. I hadn’t initially done that, because I wanted to try the instructions given here, untainted, without any external influence.
Turns out there was one vital step I wasn’t grokking – a couple of you had tried to explain it, but my feeble brain failed to comprehend.
One must make a loop coming from the pointy end of the needle! I was trying, for some reason, to just bring it up from the hole end. Way to go, me! With it going the wrong way, the loops would just disappear into thin air.
Thus, after seeing that photo and going “CLICK!” I stopped looking at Heather’s site and went back to reread the comments.
Five of you (Sarah, Lee, Pam, Megan and Becky) all had good stuff. Ultimately, Megan did the best job trying to describe the process – I just didn’t understand, at first, what she meant by making the loop (confound my shoe-sized IQ.) As an added plus, she gave us all a good chuckle; something at which she excels on her blog, The Bitchy Stitcher. Thus, Megan wins the Moda layer cake.
For her part in pointing me to the Heather Bailey tutorial, Jennifer wins a Moda Santorini charm pack – technically, a charm pack minus, like, 8 squares. Sorry about that, Jennifer, but it’s the only other thing lying around I can currently stand to part with. 😀
For the random drawing, Karla was the winner.
You three, I’ll send you an email shortly to obtain snail-mail infos. Everyone else, thanks so much for entering! I wish I could afford to send you all a little something.
I will, however, be participating in Sew, Mama, Sew’s Givewaway Day on December 2 – come on back then for another shot at… something I haven’t yet picked out and holy wow I’d better do that soon.
Now, getting me to actually go to the post office is a whole nother kettle of fish… but I shall trudge intrepidly through the nigh-freezing temperatures for you, my friends, clawing my way valiantly through the… ok, I’m going to hop into the Forester. But it is cold!