Would you believe I am TOTALLY caught up!!!!!
Here are my step 4 units all ready to go. I will admit, I was not very happy to see more flying geese on this step. Those little puppies are difficult to get just right, and if your initial cutting is off, then your geese are off….not to mention sewing issues! Whoa, baby!
I did get better with the practice though, and this second set of geese were much better than the first set. But then I had issues when I would sew the two geese together….the top one was always wonky. That was because my seam allowance was slightly larger at the end than at the beginning of sewing them. I did a few at a time until I made the necessary adjustments. Even then, some would come out perfect, then I would do another wonky one! I am learning that is for sure!
One thing I am doing on this quilt is squashing my perfectionism. Some of those little points on my geese are cut off. In the past I probably would have had to re-do those and would have made a huge chore out of this whole quilt. But not now! Perfectionism is shelved in 2012! I am making this quilt for me….not for show, or for someone else, just for me because it makes me happy. I honestly don’t care if all the points aren’t perfect! I am learning to use these rulers and I am getting better at it. It doesn’t hurt that I also remember a couple of antique quilts Bonnie has shown on her blog, well-loved and well-used, that didn’t have a single point that wasn’t cut off! Did I notice it until Bonnie pointed it out? Nope.
So here it is, my Easy Street, and I am REALLY LOVING the colors and the blocks!
I took a little bit of time to play with some possible layouts, though these don’t use the four-patches.
Why don’t you hop on over to Bonnie’s blog and see how everyone else is doing on their Easy Street?