Scinteallate #14: coming together

I’m getting there.

Just over halfway, 15 of the 25 blocks joined together. I have another block of 6 and another block of 4 to assemble, and then three more seams and it’s done. It’s hanging a bit wonkily in this photo, but is nice and straight in real life. A couple of places where it doesn’t quite, quite line up, but in my view they can have it perfect, or they can have it fast, but not both. Since they’ve chosen fast, I’m getting it done, but it’s not so bad that it offends my eye, and I hope not yours either.

I’m really pleased with that sparkly teal front sashing; the slight glitter of the narrow bands adds to the overall sparkle of this scinteallating quilt! Even the backing supports the theme, with the tiny print of white stars on the cream background. I’ve selected a dark teal splashy batik for the binding, which will frame the whole nicely.

Looks as if I’m on track to get this finished in time to provide photos of the finished item by Friday. I credit my sleek black supervisor with keeping me hard at work! He’s taking his supervisory duties very seriously. So long as there are treats, of course.

Nearly there. Just a few seams to go…

44 thoughts on “Scinteallate #14: coming together

  1. craftycreeky says:

    Looks fab, the teal sashing really lifts it πŸ™‚

  2. Fills my heart with joy at what you create. 😍

  3. The sashing and quilting are that perfect framing touch! I’m excited to see it all finished on Friday!!!❀️❀️❀️

    • katechiconi says:

      I like that the binding fabric is just a little darker than the sashing, too. At the rate I’m going it may actually be finishd a little earlier, but I’m not going to promise, as I want to take my time hand stitching the binding.

  4. Pleased to hear you have a supervisor now, clearly you were taking things too easy before his arrival πŸ™‚

    • katechiconi says:

      Well quite. Now it’s all “hurry up with that, you have to pet me/ take me for a walk/ feed me/ throw my toy”. Also, he loves the rug in my sewing room, and lies there *watching* me work. I feel the pressure, believe me!

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    Mouse has been cracking the whip , and it looks very nice indeed.

  6. I had a really hard look at it, to see if I could spot the ‘couple of places where it doesn’t quite line up’. I had to go over it three times to pick up on one join the slightest tad misplaced…… So no, it’s not going to bother anyone I should think. I like the narrow joining band, that finishes each square beautifully. You’ve got a good eye for this creative process. I’m looking forward to seeing it finished.

    • katechiconi says:

      There really are two, but I’m glad they don’t leap to the eye. I’m looking forward to getting the whole thing together: six small seams, two medium and one enormous one the width of the quilt, and it’s done.

  7. tialys says:

    Don’t let the supervisor bully you – make sure you take time out for rest and a cuppa and a fly around the garden (him, not you).
    What a find that fabric for the sashing was!

    • katechiconi says:

      I find I can sneak a short break if he’s making gentle huffing noises and has his eyes closed, so long as I don’t attempt to open the fridge. Zoomies (the official name) don’t tend to happen till about 4pm, when he’ll get his toy out of the basket and drop it at my feet. Hint, hint. And yes, that sparkly teal is spot on, and I find I’ve bought just enough, hurrah!

  8. KerryCan says:

    I’ve never seen sashing that narrow before–I like it! You’re doing an amazing job, and quickly!

    • katechiconi says:

      I cut it 1 inch wide, it has a quarter inch seam allowance on either side, and that gives me a half inch (or maybe a tad less) sashing. I like the neatness of it, and the fact that it doesn’t impose too much of itself onto the overall effect. I have appointments tomorrow, so the next big chunk of progress won’t be till Wednesday.

  9. claire93 says:

    looks like you’re on a roll and well within schedule

  10. Lynda says:

    I’m with the Contented Crafter on your lineup. I really had to look and only found the one spot. I think it looks great!

    • katechiconi says:

      Good! Hopefully the second part will be as good. I’m not looking forward to that long, long seam much, but once it’s done, so’s the assembly and I can crack on with my favourite bit, the binding.

  11. Dayphoto says:

    How are you feeling?

  12. Terri says:

    It’s just beautiful!! I like that narrow sashing, too.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s my standard size, I like the blocks to sing louder than their frames πŸ™‚ Hopefully I’ll get another section or two done today around the other stuff on my agenda.

  13. kathyreeves says:

    You are doing great, and Mouse is obviously spurring you on!

  14. I loved reading every word here from you and all the comments. I’m excited for you and hope you are still on the mend with all the demands on your time. It’s looking quite striking and whoever ends up with it is going to be so very happy with it. It’s quite perfect.

  15. It warms my heart to see the happiness you derive from your fur-child πŸ™‚

  16. Kerry Davidson says:

    You have to look really hard to find any problem with the sashings, which are gorgous. Is it normal for me to look to my blocks first to make sure it wasn’t me creating the problem, but you haven’t got to the one I thought might be problematic yet. I went back and had another look just to make sure it it took me quite a while to find a problem. The bad thing is that because you know they’re there, they jump out at you.
    As for Mouse, he sounds like he’s acting a lot like my dog Jimmy at the moment, who has just lost his pal of about 9 years – he’s very clingy, and doesn’t leave my side unless he’s asleep (most of the day) or until Dad gets home, and even then sometimes he doesn’t quite know what he wants. Similare circumstances for them in a way – adjusting to a new life. Give Mouse a hug for me.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m slowly training myself not to look at the defects first, and to be honest, the wonkiness is very minor… I’m on the final section, and while some of the blocks are a tiny bit scant, I’m able to make it work, so don’t be concerned.
      Mouse does tend to follow me from room to room, but it’s mainly because he’s still settling in and hasn’t quite found his feet (although he’s definitely found his snoozing spot in each room).

  17. gorgeous. Those stripes (sashing?) are perfect – is it velvet ribbon you are using? And I can’t see any wonkiness from this hemisphere !!

  18. rutigt says:

    You are doing a great work!!!

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