Friday, December 14, 2012

A Little More Wild Air . . .

My Wild Air blocks went together in no time. The inner border came together quite easily too, or so I thought, until I looked at this picture!!!!!



Bottom right, see it, I've got one block sewn on backwards!  UGH!!  Haste makes waste, there's a reason these old sayings are around, mainly because they're right!  Oh well, it could be worse, I could have noticed once it was back from the quilter!  Although I'm sure one of you would have caught the error too, you're good about that.

I'm not sure this large floral print was a good choice for the focus fabric.  I tried to match up that border as best I could with the blocks, but it doesn't look as good as I would like.  The quilt on the pattern cover used a smaller print fabric, I now see how that would probably blend better.



I'm hoping once it's all done and quilted the piecing won't be so obvious.

Now it's on to the 23 bazillion geese for the border.  If they didn't look so cute on the pattern cover, and if I didn't have my Fit to be Geese rulers, I would be tempted to call it quits right now.


But I enjoy making geese and look forward to sneaking in a few while I juggle everything else that needs to be done.

I'm still decorating and shopping, I sure hope I'm not the last person doing so.



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17 comments:

  1. no your not we will decorate the tree today , DD is home from college as of last night. we had to wait for her! ok where oh where did you get a red cutting mat!
    I like the border print, it doesn't bother me
    its more about the overall look and I think it looks great. don't over analyze!!!! LOL
    I am glad you caught the block I know that would have bothered you , me too! Love the quilt, its beautiful , ah yes a million flying geese perfect project to work on it little bits of time
    Merry Christmas!
    kathie

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  2. Hi Thelma, I love the red cutting matt also. I once did a small paper pieced quilt and it wasn't until I had it all sewed together and pictures taken that I noticed I had sewed one of the pieces upside down. I always say, "crap happens" and that's why they made seam rippers :) Have a great holiday.

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  3. The border won't be noticeable once it is quilted. Enjoy the geese process.

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  4. I love the red focus fabric! Everything about this quilt is fabulous. Kristy

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  5. Spectacular! I don't know...I feel better there are others out there that do the same mistakes I do, lol

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  6. Your top looks wonderful!! I love the focus fabric. The bazillion flying geese will be worth it :0)

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  7. This quilt is amazing Thelma ! I really love the red focus fabric , I think it is perfect ! Good thing you caught that one block before you sent this out to the quilter , I saw it right away . HAve fun making all of those geese in between holiday shopping

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  8. You are amazing and I'm speechless, once again, with another beautiful quilt. I'm sewing this simple quilt that Kelly cut out and still I'm wondering if I'll get it done before Ari arrives next Wednesday so it can be wrapped up. Have a lovely weekend of piecing geese, XOXO

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  9. That is a beautiful quilt. Love the fabrics

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  10. I actually was not thrilled about the quilt when it came out. I think it was the blue background. I liked the pattern itself but it was very difficult to see beyond the original fabric. I applaud your fabric choice. It makes this quilt look very warm and the blocks appear to integrate better in a more overall way. I could see just wrapping things up as is, because it really looks great. I would not question the big print. My opinion is that it complemented the design perfectly.
    I still have my Dad's present to buy, but outside of that, I'm done. Heading to NH to spend Xmas with my little girl. I can't wait!

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  11. Thelma, I once worked on a quilt at a 3-day retreat. It seemed like there were two million pieces in that top! On the last day, I finally finished putting it all together. I hung it up to show everyone, and someone noticed that I had sewn one block going in the wrong direction. I was really tempted to leave the darn thing where it was because I was so sick of that project. Fast forward a few years - I fixed the top and had it quilted. It's on my bed every Christmas, and it's one of my favorite quilts. So I laughed when I saw your inset triangle put in wrong; I think I know how you might have felt!

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  12. Good eye! I would have missed it until it was all quilted.

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  13. Ooh love those fabrics! Also love the red mat. Wish we had as much quilting choice here in the UK.

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  14. I still don't have my tree up or my decorations out :( You're definitely not the last one!
    Love this quilt...and what a fun cutting mat you have!

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  15. There isn't anything I don't like about this quilt! Love the red focus fabric!

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  16. I love it. Love the red focus!! Groetjes, Gerda

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  17. Love the red focus fabric! I'm sure you'll love it once it's quilted :) Oh, and no you're not the only one who isn't done decorating and I have absolutely no excuses.

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