Where Does the Time Go?

I was a little surprised to find that it's been nearly a month since I last updated this blog. I've been busy with a little of this, a little of that--tax forms, paperwork for school--and I've recovered from a cold, but those things really shouldn't have kept me from posting. Anyway, I'm back with pictures of the quilt I made for my middle son who is an Eagle Scout. I've been trying to learn something from each quilt I make and boy, did I learn a lot from this one. First of all, I learned how to "fussy cut" all those badges. Then I struggled a bit with how to piece the horizontal sashing so that I didn't have a vertical seam. I checked in with the experts at my quilt guild and they assured me it was OK to do a bias seam. I learned how to handle directional fabrics in a border. I was pretty proud of my work on this quilt and I loved the fleur-d-lis design the longarm quilter used to quilt it. But this quilt wasn't done with me yet. After it was quilted, bound and put on my son's bed on Christmas morning, I found that one of the blocks had been sewn in upside down. So the final lesson from this quilt was humility.


  1. Wow! It came out really nicely! The colors are really nice! Upside down block? No problem -- you're supposed to have a mistake in a quilt, right? :D

  2. What a wonderful gift for you son! I'm sure you're so proud of him becoming an Eagle Scout and your quilt is something he'll cherish. I never look at things like that as a "mistake", it's a "design decision". LOL

  3. Hey, that's your Amish mistake--the upside down block. I think the quilt is fabulous! Great job.


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