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I was getting very, very frustrated with it when I believe I discovered the cause. Ironing. I usually iron with steam, but with curves, at least this pattern, I had to turn off the steam. I had forgotten how much the team stretches your fabric. Ugh. I really want to try another quilt using the same pattern now that I know what I am doing.
Unfortunately, I had a little rotary cutting "incident." A new sharp blade, a new quilt pattern combined with wonderful fun conversation, and I got a little careless. A little blood, 2 hours in Urgent Care and 3 stitches later and I'll be good as new! So quilting is on the back burner for a few more days. :(