HQAL: Update with 2 more T Blocks on display

As I continue to work on completing the blocks for my Capital T and Variants of T, I am getting no closer to mastering these darn flying geese.

Here are the 2 new blocks for this posting


Notice in the one above the flying geese are a bit what I am calling ‘katawompy’. Those  geese wanted to go in a different direction – shame on them. Not quite sure where I went wrong and rather than toss it or redo, I decided that imperfections like these are what says ‘I am hand made and not machined stitched’ Shes a keeper 🙂

I received the flying geese ruler by/from Eleanor Burns, Quilt in A Day, convinced this would be the answer. I gave it the old college try but I am not convinced I got the true nack of using it yet.

The block below did come out spot on.


I think this may just be my favorite color combo so far


This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy,  MargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

12 thoughts on “HQAL: Update with 2 more T Blocks on display

  1. kathyreeves May 26, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    Sharon, you are improving by leaps and bounds, even if you don’t see it. Learning quilts are a journey, and your quilt is going to be spectacular when done. You may see the imperfections, but you will remember the process and see the progress. 😊

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  2. Karrin Hurd May 26, 2019 / 3:47 pm

    Love your fabric choices!

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    • nwpaintedlady May 26, 2019 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks Karrin, I have been having fun with fabric choices 🙂


  3. Texas Quilter May 26, 2019 / 6:32 pm

    Looking better. I would recommend that you watch your seams. I have a tendency to “trail off” at the end of a seam and that can throw me off. When you make the geese with EB ruler, you first trim to make sure that you have the 1/4” accurate, then turn the ruler around and make sure that the points will be equal. NOW is this clear as MUD? LOL
    Have a great day and you did improve on the points in block 2! Practice makes perfect! Hugs

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    • nwpaintedlady May 26, 2019 / 9:00 pm

      Mud puddles, mud pies, muddling along….lol ~ I think I need more video time on those geese. I don’t think I did any turning with the ruler – yikes. And your right on trailing off too. Getting lots of practice for sure with this pattern 🙂


  4. claire93 May 26, 2019 / 8:30 pm

    these are both gorgeous although my favourite has to be the first one

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    • nwpaintedlady May 26, 2019 / 9:01 pm

      Thank you Claire – I had to take a second look at your favorite – I think these color combos are both my favorites 🙂


  5. Deb May 28, 2019 / 1:23 am

    Your blocks are beautiful… imperfect.. never! Wonky a little but it’s a limited edition block made by a wonderful lady.

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    • nwpaintedlady May 30, 2019 / 2:27 pm

      Made me laugh with that comment – thanks Deb – limited edition block – perfect!

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