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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Kids, Don't Try This At Home

The Baby Bunting block that I did for the name, Child, in the Names of Jesus quilt study, was paper pieced and required some set in seams to put the pieces together. I was so happy when I had it all sewn; then I turned it over and my heart dropped. Something was terribly wrong. One of the triangle segments was set in backward and made a seriously disfigured block. I laid it aside for a couple of days while deciding whether to try to save this one or start all over again. I finally figured out how to rip it apart and put the triangle segment on the correct way.

Here is the way it was meant to look. It is still not as precise as I'd like it but I am trying to accept that I will never reach perfection on this earth. Each time I do set in seams it gets a little better, so I hope that I will eventually get it figured out and not be so horrified by those pesky seams.

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given." _Isaiah 9:6

"In a loud voice she [Elizabeth] exclaimed: 'Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!'" -Luke 1:42


Allison Ann Aller said...

Good going getting it right!

QuilterKeri said...

It looks great Fran! Good job and your fabrics are so beautiful!

paula, the quilter said...

Maybe you should think of this one as your humility block.

Deb H said...

I think if you did a whole bunch like that 1st one, you might come up with something quite original!

Kay said...

Beautiful fabrics; the stripes add so much. Everyone has done the backwards thing; just part of the fun :)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautiful fabrics.

Rian said...

Woops. Been there. Beautiful fabrics, and it's nice to see you're sewing again!