I think that I have the answer to this question. It's because I have taken a short cut in making the quilt. It didn't turn out to be the best short cut I've ever done.
You might remember this project from some time ago. You would be so proud of me. I squared up all my blocks before I sewed the sashing on. For those of you that have been around for awhile know that I don't like to do this. I'm the type of person that like to cut once and make it fit. Always worked till a few quilts ago, but this time I thought I could get by without cutting the extra fabric off of my cheddar square, but boy was I wrong. It really made some bulk in my patchwork. When they tell you to sew it on and cut the extra there is a reason. It's made it hard to match up my seams and it does not want to iron as flat as I would like. Ya, there's two extra layers there. When I run my hands over the block I can really feel the seams.
I'm not taking 72 blocks apart just to redo this. I'm just going to move forward, get it quilted and put it on my bed. No one will ever see it but me and the BH and he will never say anything (if he knows whats best for him he will not). lol! I even think that the quilting will be a bit harder with this quilt because of the extra in the seams. Not that my Viking can't handle it. I'm just going to chalk this up as a lesson learned and not let it happen again. Next time I will take the extra time and do it right. In the long run it's worth it.
Don't make the same mistakes I've made. Take the time and cut off the extra fabric. A little extra time will make your quilt turn out nicer in the long run.
P.S. Well Amber's due date came and went with no word from her. Maybe one of these years I will get my quilts back. You will know something as soon as I know. We will do something special to celebrate.