HQAL Update: You’ve got to be kidding

This was one of those blocks when you say outloud to yourself~ you’ve got to be kidding.

Oh sure, in the beginning I couldn’t figure out how to make the flying geese, then I bought the Eleanor Burns flying geese ruler and thought that would be the goose that laid the golden egg,  finally it all clicked or had it?

I didn’t take a picture,

darn it.

I had finished the block, did a final pressing, held it up and there it was, I sewed one set of  geese facing in the wrong direction. This one was heading south when it should have been going north.


It’s an easy fix when hand stitching to pull out the stitches and repair. Repressed, held up and admired, even by my husband, perfect, then photographed ….. can you spot the the 2nd error? Of course you can but it took me those few extra minutes.


What? OMgoodness ~ you’ve got to be kidding ~

Finally fixed


Block #2


And with those tiny scrappy triangle cut offs and the opposite side of the vintage embroidered scarf I used before, I made another small pillow for gift giving.




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17 thoughts on “HQAL Update: You’ve got to be kidding

  1. Karrin Hurd July 7, 2019 / 3:24 pm

    Great work. It took me a minute to figure out the second error. I recently switched a whole row and sewed it on wrong!

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    • nwpaintedlady July 7, 2019 / 5:52 pm

      Funny how we see what we want before we realize our mistakes. Karrin ~ I have been trying to post on your page 3 x’s now and I am not allowed to. I think its on your end as I have restarted my computer and given it a good try. I love all your projects this posting 🙂


      • Karrin Hurd July 7, 2019 / 8:31 pm

        I have a hard time with the Word Press too. I have to use an email that doesn’t always work. I just tried to change it in Word Press to the gmail one that doesn’t give me trouble, , and Word Press won’t let me change it. In commenting to Word Press people, I will be on my Google account that I have the email that works, but then I have to sign into Word Press with the email that doesn’t work.

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        • nwpaintedlady July 7, 2019 / 10:16 pm

          Oh goodness what a mess – yikes know I am always checking in on you though and love your work 🙂


  2. Texas Quilter July 7, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    Look good and your points are also looking great! It makes me feel so good that I am not the only one who becomes dyslexia when sewing! LOL

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    • nwpaintedlady July 7, 2019 / 5:52 pm

      LOL ~ great to know I am not the only one either 🙂 Great week ahead to you


  3. kathyreeves July 7, 2019 / 7:06 pm

    I hate it when that happens, but it does, to all of us! 🙂 Your T quilt is going to be such a wonderful memory of your quilting journey. You have done such a good job, and really gotten skilled. Hurrah, hurrah for you!

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  4. Deb July 8, 2019 / 2:10 am

    Hey,if a quilter never made any mistakes ..what would be the fun of that!😄 there would be no huffing or puffing,or you got to be kidding… I love the green and cream block! Your amazing in how fast your learning.

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    • nwpaintedlady July 8, 2019 / 12:42 pm

      Thank you Deb…the green and tan is a favorite of mine. I think its the textures of the two together, but the colors totally work.

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  5. KerryCan July 8, 2019 / 10:34 am

    Are all these T blocks going to be put together in one quilt? That’s going to be fascinating! I think it’s great, too, that you found something so charming to do with the scraps–really pretty!

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    • nwpaintedlady July 8, 2019 / 12:40 pm

      Hi Kerry~ yup, one quilt is in the works with these T blocks and thank you, I am enjoying making these scrappy pillows 🙂


  6. dezertsuz July 9, 2019 / 3:22 am

    Your T-blocks look great, and I guess that first one was the learning one. =) Love the bonus triangles project, too!


    • dezertsuz July 9, 2019 / 3:22 am

      P. S. I LOVE the Eleanor Burns way of doing the FG, and won’t do it any other way. I’ve rewritten patterns I paid good money for to have those wonderful accurate flying geese!

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      • nwpaintedlady July 9, 2019 / 3:33 am

        Thank you Susan. I have the geese down pat now but I am not using the ruler. I am loving the small bonus projects too, its the 2nd one, I have made now and will keep making them for a while 🙂


  7. dabbldhotmailcom July 10, 2019 / 5:34 pm

    All I can say is WOW, dear friend!!


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