I’ve been feeling run down this past week and haven’t really achieved much, or so it feels. I feel like I’ve been away for months, not just a couple of days – so much goes on in this little community of ours.
Time to recharge the batteries. The weather at the weekend was blissful, a first taste of summer. Well, that is, how we think summer should be, not how it actually is most of the time! I’ve decided to sell my car and replace it with a bike, a new mountain bike that I collected last week in perfect time for the glorious weekend. I rode about 65 miles in 3 days. We have some fantastic bridleways and coastal paths nearby that just beg to be explored, but of course you have to stop along the way to take in the view (like Cowlands Creek, above, about 9 miles or so away). And have a cream tea. Of course
It all helps, but I still feel a bit lacklustre and looking at the 3rd block I made for Amy Smart’s Virtual Quilting Bee, I think it shows!
The block was designed by April Rosethal of Praire Grass Patterns and is very simple to make (less than an hour including choosing the fabrics – follow the link to her instructions), which is quite satisfying. But, somehow, looking again, I notice I’ve lost quite a lot of the seam allowance down one side (although there is slightly more than shows in this photo), which means I’ll likely lose a good amount of the point when I add the sashing. Grrrr! That won’t do, so I’ll probably make it again sometime this week. Probably!
I’m still not sure if I’m happy with my fabric choices or not either…
They’re all very different weights and I think the little Liberty triangles might be disappearing more than I’d like. I sprayed the bias edge of the Tana Lawn with starch to within an inch of its life to stop it stretching too much, but I still don’t know how I lost so much down the outside seam allowance! Shall I make it again? Oh I don’t know! What would you do? It’s only fabric and less than an hour to make, and a very pretty block, so perhaps it’s worth doing again?
One of those days where I just can’t decide on anything!!!