Scinteallate #15: the inspector approves

The Quilt Inspector has been hard at work today.

With thanks to the Husband of Chiconia for holding-up services, and to the Quilt Inspector for encouragement and company

Thanks to his constant attention and encouragement, Scinteallate is all together, despite one decidedly hairy moment in the middle when I realised I’d sewn two medium-sized pieces together wrong way up. Much cursing and reverse stitching of three seams later the problem was rectified. The Inspector suggested a cup of tea and a bickie to calm things down, and he was right. He got a nice liver treat for his helpful idea. Good boy, Mouse.

In spite of, or maybe even because of, the increasingly silly deadline for this quilt, it has come together with remarkably little fuss.

I still have to cut and assemble the binding pieces and machine stitch them down tomorrow morning after my tai chi class.

After that, I have to make the label, and then hand stitch down the binding and attach the label. And then it’s done, and I can deliver it.

Just a couple more days to go, and I’ll make the deadline with the quilt complete 🙂

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48 thoughts on “Scinteallate #15: the inspector approves

  1. Wow! that is looking fabulous!

  2. It looks fantastic! Well done mouse for making sure the deadline is met.

    • katechiconi says:

      He’s good, isn’t he? Not only at keeping my nose to the grindstone, but also at getting me to take a break from time to time – mostly for toy-throwing, treats and zoomies around the back yard of course….

  3. tialys says:

    I expect his favourite is the Dog Star block.

  4. claire93 says:

    a result of fantastic team work (including all ladies who made blocks).

  5. Kerry Davidson says:

    The difference now that it’s all together is amazing. It’s just gorgous. I’ve loved taking part and hope to keep doing so

  6. Utterly gorgeous & thanks to The Lord of Chiconia we are able to see it at full length. I do like the fingers and toes peeking out 😃
    Mouse is definitely doing his job right as well 🐾♥️🐾

  7. nanacathy2 says:

    Clever boy Mouse, with frequent breaks , just look at what has been achieved. I think the quilt is simply marvellous.

  8. Lynda says:

    Wonderful! Was there ever any doubt you’d get it done? Nope! Beautiful, Kate. Looking forward to the next challenge. 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      I think once I’ve got this bound and delivered I’m going to get back to Bougie Nights and finish it off, then maybe the Hatbox Quit… Interspersed with the odd Parterre block, of course!

  9. Steph says:

    Great work by everyone!

  10. So very lovely. And, attaboy, Mouse!

  11. Your quilt is beautiful. Those are some of my favorite colors.

  12. Wow ~ each block is so gorgeous. I love the very minimal sashing too ~ perfect!

    • katechiconi says:

      I always use this very narrow sashing for QAYG projects, as I find it doesn’t visually interfere with the blocks themselves, whilst framing them beautifully. Plus I’ve done so many like this that I can do it very quickly, which helped in this situation.

  13. Dayphoto says:

    All this while not feeling well yourself! It’s beautiful, Kate!

  14. magpiesue says:

    Oh, it really is sparkling now! I have no doubt you’ll be able to get the binding on and all the finishing touches made in time. We’re all cheering you on from the sidelines. 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      The transfer for the label is done, the binding fabric is pressed, all I have to do is slice and stitch the sections together, fold and press again, and then I can start stitching once more. I feel the support, I really do.

  15. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Wow, as usual a real stunner !! I hope it will bring lots of money in !
    A dog is like a child really, it needs your time and attention every day, and you can’t close the door behind your back without thinking ; will we be back home on time for the dog ? But I find they are well worth it !!

    • katechiconi says:

      I hope so too.
      And Mouse is really a very good boy, and there have been no more ‘dead’ cushions when we get home after being out of the house for a while. He’s getting used to it all, and so are we.

  16. anne54 says:

    The quilt really sparkles, Kate. A fabulous job by everyone, and should raise lots of money to help get answers for the scourge of ovarian cancer. And the Helpers need to be thanked ~ both the four legged and two legged varieties. Yes, I see those toes peeking out from the quilt!

    • katechiconi says:

      Wave hello from the Husband 🙂 I have a *lot* of stitching to do tomorrow to get it ready to photograph. If I can’t get it done in time to deliver, at least I can take a photo and email that.

  17. It works really well… everyone loves a star block, but these look especially wonderful together.

  18. KerryCan says:

    It amazes me how such different blocks from such different makers can come together and look so perfect! You have done a great job on this (and Mr. Mouse did, too. And Mr. Chiconia).

    • katechiconi says:

      The male members of this household helped by being their decorative selves and requiring me to get up and take a break sometimes. Not to belittle their contribution in any way – sometimes I get too involved and forget to drink and walk about.

  19. Excellent quilt stand. I bet it rotates on command if you want to take a photo of the backing!

  20. rutigt says:

    It´s nice to have Quilt inspector, isn´t it!

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