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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Wedding Quilt Update - Heaven's Above...It Must Be Love!
Completed Puss Blocks
I was chugging along and getting lots done on this quilt until I did a very silly thing. I had all 45 of the puss blocks completed and I had finished making all of the flying geese units needed to make up the star blocks. My downfall was that I had started sewing the flying geese units to 45 of the remaining hourglass blocks. You wouldn't think that was a bad thing but it seems that I am my own worst enemy. I should know better but I doubled my work on these blocks. I know that I always have trouble getting the correct finished size when I am making hsts or flying geese. Try as I might I am just not accurate enough. Well I thought that this time it would be alright and I just started sewing the flying geese to two sides of the hourglass units and after I pressed them I saw what a disaster is was! They were all crooked and off size - I didn't even have the heart to take a picture. Yesterday, I started unstitching and trimming all of the flying geese units and I am still at it today. What was I thinking!!! I am pretty sure that when I have finished this quilt it will be worth all of the effort but it is frustrating at the moment. Bonnie Hunter's instructions were well written and so far I haven't encountered any problems interpreting them. As I was making the blocks I was trying to think of a name for this quilt that would be a play on "My Blue Heaven" and it's name sort of jumped out at me. I think Heaven's Above...It Must Be Love! is a perfect name for this wedding quilt.