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Thursday, November 14, 2019

RED AND WHITE QUILT - 4

I now have all of the darling little 316 flying geese made.  What a job, I could not see straight any more.  I have them all pressed and ready to be sewn. 
















 I did go ahead and finish one of the twenty-eight quilt blocks. After sewing it and pressing it, I noticed that I have two corners that are not quite matching perfectly.  Hmmm, now as I have said I am a perfectionist, should I rip them apart and fix it or can I just let it go.  Well, I stopped sewing and decided to see if I was going to be able to live with it and it has been on my mind for two days now.  Some times you just have to walk away and calm down.  It makes me mad when I have tried to be so precise and this happens.  So, I have decided that I can't live with it and I am going to have to rip it apart and see if I can fix it.  Even if no one would ever be able to pick it out of the quilt, I will know it is there.  Is there anyone out there that is like me, or am I the only crazy person who would do this?  Here is the finished block and then I will show you what I don't like.















Here is the first corner that I am not happy with ---















Now the opposite corner is the same and I see another problem.  I have my flying geese fabric matching the half-square triangle.  I don't like that either, so that will have to be changed also.














Well at least this is my first square and I know now what I will have to watch for when I sew the other 27 squares.  It took me a couple of hours to do the first one so I hope I will be able to move along a little faster for the rest.  Oh my, now that I am taking a closer look, I see that I have three flying geese matching the half square triangles in the block.  Now I have to fix them all.  Do you think I will be able to make it through the entire quilt and be able to keep this from happening???  It would look better if I could.  I know how most people sew these scrappy quilts and just pull the next sewing piece out of a paper bag and sew it where it lands, but  I am not sure I can do this.  

I took my mom to the hairdresser a couple of weeks ago and as I was waiting on her I noticed there was a clock hanging on the wall and it was crooked.  Of course, my eyes keep darting to that clock and oh how I wanted to go over and straighten it out but I didn't.  Then when my mother was finished and we were back in the car she said to me, "Did you see that crooked clock on the wall?"  I said "yes," and she says, "Oh how I wanted to straighten that out."  My mom is 93 and I am 67.  I never knew this about her!  I must get it honestly.

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