and I don't mean I'm vertically challenged!
I'm certainly short on brains.... I know that for a fact and you will know it too when I tell you what I've done.
You know the saying measure twice cut once.... you do.... well whatever else you do in your quilting life heed that warning. I didn't and now I'm up Vignette Creek without a paddle!
I was getting on so well too.....
I trimmed my yard of daisies to the correct width and alignment. Went blue in the face coz I held my breath the whole time. So far so good. Then I trimmed the ends 1/4" away from the end of the stitching line for the grass... perfect.... or so I thought!
It wasn't until I started to arrange the shoo fly blocks ready to join to the daisies that the disaster became apparent. My daisy chain is 3/4" short!!!!! OH NO!! I've measured it a hundred times hoping the tape was wrong but it ain't getting any longer.
I know for a fact it was the right length when I started out..... all four sections of the stitchery were perfectly matched. Everything was hunky dory. So what went wrong?
Tilly said my stitching might be responsible.... I could be a little 'tight'. TIGHT.... me! Anal and Tight! To say I was not amused is an understatement! You'd be surprised how fast she can run.
There seems to be only one solution. I'll have to piece blocks 2...3 and 4 as one unit. That way I'll be able to add the missing 3/4" to the daisy chain for block 4...... slip in a couple of extra filler flowers and hope no one notices!
If only I'd checked the measurement before I trimmed and not relied on the traced line I could have added a little flower to each end and saved a few brain cells. They are bound to be dropping like flies once I start working 3 blocks as one!
If Tilly sprinted so far she can't be found do you think I could lay claim to this......
It's more gorgeous in real life that in the photo. Leannes Stitchers Keeper has been slightly Tillyfied.... but the end result is just as lovely as the original. Tilly is always mucking about with designs... she's much braver than I am... except when being chased by a very cross quilter brandishing a rotary cutter that is!
I'm off to think about starting Vignette Block 4 before I forget what I'm supposed to be doing with it. Wish me luck.....
Till next time....