Almost There

November 16, 2010

I worked on "Plan C" last night and got my blocks all laid out.  I'm ready to sew rows!


I love it!  The pictures just don't do it justice.  I had a hard time getting the lighting just right.  I laid them out on the floor of our family room in the basement, so lighting is an issue.  I can't wait to see what it will look like with the borders.  My 9 yr. old daughters just love this fabric.  They are over-the-moon excited about getting new quilts, especially ones made with Bliss!

I received a few emails regarding my fear of flying geese yesterday.  I think it's safe to say now that I am in recovery and my fear is subsiding!  Here's how my fear of geese started...after I made my MIL's large quilt, I really wanted a fun, small project to work on.  I chose a wall hanging out of Fon's and Porter's For the Love of Quilting magazine.  I think it may have been a Pat Sloan design.  It was a cute little fall wall hanging.  It incorporated some raw edge applique and piecing, including little flying geese.  I had no idea such a small wall hanging would give me such grief!
Look closely...do you notice something strange with my flying geese at the bottom of the quilt.  Ummmm, yeah they flew right off my quilt!
The first time I pieced the long row of geese, it looked like an "S" shape!  Not a nice straight row.  Took my seam ripper to them.  Sewed them a second time and I had cut off points everywhere!  THIRD time I sewed and at this point they were all stretched out.  They were waaayyy longer then they were supposed to be.  So I cut them off out of pure frustration!  I'm not going to lie, I kind of enjoyed cutting them off at that point!  Looking back I would've done so many things differently.  It scarred me at first.  Now I appreciate it.  It actually makes me smile when I walk by it.  It reminds me to not take the little things in life so seriously!

I almost forgot!  Today is my first day on the job at the quilt shop!

6 comments:

  1. Plan C is looking great!!! It's nice to have someone besides us excited about a quilt!!

    Love your chopped off flying geese.:) It really sounds like you've improved your technique!!

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  2. Plan C is adorable!

    If your chopped geese make you smile then they've done their job. :-)

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  3. You sure got that top together quickly! Now I really am jealous! You got a job at a quilt shop? Good luck today!

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  4. I would like you to know that if Scooter was home...Plan C would be..... well.... made into quilt salad.

    In less than a week you and your orange partner in quilting will be reunited!! We both can hardly wait!

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  5. LOVE your Plan C! Your flying geese story was just wonderful...OMG we've all been there...but I love that you cut them off, used them and that they make you smile...I just love it...you know there's always that one straggling goose when they're flying south or back home...LOL!

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