Sunday, May 25, 2008

Whew!


I finally finished all 24 blocks. It was almost painful, LOL, but here they are. I've learned that
a)the seam ripper is my friend
b)no one ever died from ripping more than sewing
c) a deadline forces me to finish when I'm irritated
and
d) all kidding aside, I can make a block the right size and yet some of my points will need to be sacrificed when I assemble the blocks because there is not a good 1/4". Why? This has me stumped. Everything measures correct. It's interesting though. I never checked the 1/4", at the points, when measuring. I only checked that the blocks were the correct size. Interesting.
I'm not going to fret too much. The world will not come to a crashing end if my points are not perfect. I'm already agonizing over how to quilt this. ......

9 comments:

Diana said...

Remember the "rule" of the galloping horse. LOL! Probably no one but you is ever going to notice those pesky points. Good for you for working through the frustration.

I noticed that if I move my needle one tick to the right my seams come out a scant 1/4" and my blocks come out nearly the right size. I just have to remember to do it each time I turn the machine on!

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Sewing the sashing on should be very interesting as I may loose all my points too. I do like your arrangement of the blocks with the half darks top and bottom.

Vicki W said...

Yeah! You are all caught up. I'm pretty sure that mine is going to get quilted with a panto.

Elaine Adair said...

You may have unsewn more than you'd like the the end product is lovely!

floribunda said...

great stars! now I'm wondering why I didn't start this project, too...

Purple Pam said...

Great finish. Okay, so some points disappear, no big deal in my book. I like your colors, very bright and cheery. I have the pattern printed out, but have not had an hour a day to work on it! Maybe this summer. Congratulations on sticking with it to the end, well, almost the end.

The Calico Quilter said...

Don't look at your work under a microscope. Stand back where we are and take a peek - it's fantastic. The diagonal shadow is a great design choice and the solid make the colors sing!

I have a UFO with Eleanor
Burns fabric using this kind of star that I burned out on. You may have invigorated me to take it out and finish it. Thanks!

Sweet P said...

I love your QAH quilt! The wedding quilt is awesome too.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

I'm new to your blog - foudn you thru a comment you left on MaryJ's.

I really like your solid colors in your HAD quilt. Judy's quilt was so pretty with the colors she used and yours is so close to hers. If I were making it I'd try and do as clsoe to Judy's colors as possible too!

You say you used Kona...oh Kona has some beautiful colors -it would be hard to choose! That reminds me... about a year ago when the Hancoks went out of business, I "started collecting" Konas and got 2 yard cuts of about 5 of the colors.

I'm gonna have to add to my collection and perhaps plan to make this HAD sometime in the future. ;) of course not until I finishup my HAD Leaf Season from way back when...

Gad to have found your blog! Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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