Last Friday when I blogged, (was it really as long ago as last Friday?) I was metaphorically at least pulling my hair out. I had decided to make my bubbles quilt bigger. It was a leetle too skimpy on a double bed. It is not really a bed quilt, but will be used as a bed quilt over the festive period. Rather than making a whole load more bubbles which is very time consuming, I decided to go with borders. These borders should have been convex and I made the corners convase, or the other way round. I should have listened better in geography, convex and convase, mountains and valleys. What has this to do with quilting? Well, when it is all to do with the degrees of mitre in the corners. Rather, which direction the 45 degree goes in? Or something like that. Anyhow, instead of a nice flat corner in the red corner, I made a lovely box corner. Couldn't have done that if I tried.
Lucky I had so much of the cheap and cheerful version of kona cotton. I was able to make another whole border without having to make a join. I still don't understand the degrees and the corners, but I managed it anyhow. How I am the daughter of an accountant and the mother of two scientists, I really don't know.
Of course, this all had a knock on effect. I had previously cut the wadding and backing to fit. Duh. Of course now the quilt was bigger, they were two small. Luckily with the error of margin always built in, it was only a leeetle too small. A bit of jiggery pokery and frankensteining and you will never see the join in either.
I had intended to take a photo of this quilt beside our Japanese Maple tree, which this time of year is the most beautiful shade of red. The problem was, it rained some days, it was dark and gloomy, I was in London last weekend with my daughter, I forgot. By the time I got around to it, guess what? Hardly a leaf left on the tree! Trust me, last week, this tree was beautiful. There's a red red robin likes to be rock rock rockin' in that tree, and it is a sight to lift the eyes. Just pretend there are a few more leaves! I was literally saying I must take my photo and the leaves were falling in front of my eyes.
At least the lack of leaves shows my disco ball in full effect. My sister bought me this for my 40th birthday. It lived in our conservatory for the first few years, then after the house renovation it moved out to the garden. It is one of my favourite things. She has probably forgotten she even bought it. Isn't it a great contrast with the bubbles? And you can't see but I am wearing a spotty cardigan and spotty socks. Yesterday was a circle sort of day.
I have started quilting this quilt. Time is of the essence, I don't want to be running around in circles. Ta Da! Next time, I will hopefully have a nearly finish to show you.
linking up with Busy Hands Quilts and Not Quite Finished Friday