I finished my Writing from Whitehead flimsy last week. Just in time for Friday Finished or Not which I missed. Ah well, can link up this Friday I suppose. That's the problem with self imposed deadlines, I met one, I missed the other. Does it matter? Does anybody read this anyway? Not really, and hope so!
Anyhow, I finished the flimsy, it is really Postcard from Sweden, retitled because I like to do that. I managed to get a photo out in the garden between the rain showers. I positioned it so you could see the tete a tete daffodils below it, but they didn't particularly make it in to the photo. Never mind.
I have really happy with how this turned out. I love everything about it, the vibrancy, the happiness that just springs from the quilt. The beginnings of springtime, with promises of summer to come. Hopefully,
The weird thing was, I was a triangle or two short towards the end. A triangle short of a half square triangle, not a triangle short of a picnic! I did expect that. If you remember, there was a little fudging of fabric early on, as the parcel Sandra my fabric mule sent to me, came via Timbuctoo. Or so it seemed at the time! I slotted in the missing triangles when they arrived, but I knew it was possible I had miscounted a couple. What I did not expect was to have a whole load of random triangles left over! Really was not expecting that. Must have cut too many in the first place. But, I counted, and counted again and bagged them all up. I have got caught by the old adage "measure twice, cut once" before. I was methodical. I counted, and counted again, and bagged up. Ho Hum. There may be a cushion in the offing!
Looking at the Sacher Torte box that also inspired me, they must have been inspired by the postcards in Ikea as well!
I am so looking forward to finishing this and taking it to Whitehead for photos!
Next step is to baste. I may need to join some wadding together. Again, I worked out my sums and bought enough wadding to do both Belfast Bulletin (the blue ombre version) and Writing from Whitehead. Remarkably there isn't enough wadding left. I don't know how that happens. I know my mental arithmetic isn't my strongest point, but its not that bad. Seemingly it is. Anyhow, next step is to baste. In the meantime I have started quilting my Belfast Bulletin, but more about that later.
linking up with Beth, Cooking Up Quilts and her Main Crush Monday