Houston, we have a problem, or the UK equivalent, Mr Mainwaring, Don't Panic!
This is the last day, the last few hours of the Shimmer Snowflake Quilt A Long link up no 4. The pressure is on. I nearly made a completed finish for the link up.
Here's my photo, warts and all. We have a little problem, but it will get sorted.
I decided this week to piece the backing for #behemoth, practice what I said in my last post and get a move on with completing the now post wedding quilt. I thought I would multi task. As I chain pieced each bit of the backing, I chain pieced each numbered block or strip of the Snowflake Shimmer. You see, I numbered them with post its, I was trying. That was Wednesday.
Thursday flew past in a flurry of hospital visiting to my dad so a no snow, sorry no sew day. Today is Friday and the last day of the link up. We had an appointment this morning, lunch out with the daughter who had a day off. Then we were on a heritage bus tour of Belfast, it is Heritage Weekend here. Then home for tea and out again for the daily hospital visit to dad and to do the shopping. In between I sewed together my strips of Snowflake Shimmer.
Now I am home and I have laid them out on the floor. Nearly completed.
Quilting Jet Girl, we have a problem.
I have omitted sewing the 8.5 x 8.5" block on the end of one row. Easy fixed. I have a bit waiting.
I seem to have forgotten to piece one row.
Not so easy. I seem to have run out of pieces of background fabric. I realise now it is because I have a piece which is too long sewn on an earlier row. For the purposes of this photo, it is tucked underneath
Easy, move this longer strip onto this lower row.
Now, where is the "bit" for this higher row?
I don't think I have strips of Kona left.
Tomorrow is another day.
For now I have a solution.
I'll have a gin and tonic and watch my Gardener's World program on TV.
For those who like to know these things, the gin is Lakes gin, distilled in the Lake District, England.
The tonic is Fevertree tonic. Very nice.
My husband is curious as to why I am making another quilt when I am currently making one. Apparently that's what happen to dictators. They decide one country isn't enough. He also asked why I was knitting another scarf for myself when I knitted a nice cowl too years ago! After 32 years, I'd think he'd realise.
Tomorrow is another day, my dad spotted this rainbow out his hospital window and asked us to take a photo. That's a good sign.
All the best,
linking up with Yvonne, Quilting Jet Girl and Snowflake Shimmer Quilt A Long
Update - just missed the linkup. Ah well. Not to panic Mr Mainwaring.