I lost a sewing day on Saturday, which I can’t really afford.
I’d planned to get the back assembled and make a start on the quilt sandwich. Getting a big GF Bakery order put paid to that plan; I’ve had to bake both Saturday and Sunday to get everything done for delivery this morning. I also had a squishy package to send to Sue at From the Magpie’s Nest with her September F2F blocks, so at least I have that done before the end of the month. Sue, it’s in the mail!
So, finally, some progress. One thing has been straightforward: the length of batting needed for this quilt is the same as the width of my batting roll, so I haven’t had to do any trimming at all. I would also have preferred not to place the seam in the centre of the backing, but again, two widths of fabric side by side are exactly the right size, and as this isn’t a bed quilt I’m not too worried about wear and tear.
Now that the pinning is finished, I shall mark up the quilting lines in a simple crosshatch, grit my teeth and get on with it. For various reasons, we are not going to Cairns for 4 days at the end of next week as originally planned :-(. On the upside, this means that I have an extra day or two to work on the quilt before it has to go off :-).
Now excuse me, I have to go and (ahem) tackle the job in hand.
Yes, sorry, yet another rugby pun… I have to console myself for the Storm being defeated, even if it was by a north Queensland team.