It does look better with the borders are on.......
I fancied an outdoor photo shoot (cool eh) to show off my latest finish but as it's been raining cats and dogs out there most of the year and I didn't fancy scraping mud and sheep doddles off my new flimsy (even if it was a freebie) I opted for some conservatory pics instead. It's a good job I did manage to get the decorating done in there before going on retreat...eh!
Took this aerial shot by balancing on the back of the sofa..... apologies if it's a bit blurry. I was having trouble with my centre of gravity.... turns out it's lower than I thought!
There's someone else
It's looking good so far. Actually it's looking even better now that it's finished.... I'll show you the end product next time.
Me..... I'm working on another WIP that's been hanging around a bit too long...
I made a great start with this one a while back. Managed to make all of the blocks before something else bright and shiny caught my eye. Been busy adding sashing and joining rows. All is not well though.... I have a problem. I haven't enough white fabric to finish! The white I used came from stash and now I don't know where I bought it from or who the manufacturer is. Before you say it..... I've cut off the selvedges. If ever you needed proof I'm an idiot........
This is the pattern.....
you can download it here if you love it as much as I do.
Back to my dilemma. I have enough fabric for the centre sashing and first white border. Enough white to complete the chequerboard border to which would leave me two white borders short. Rats!
First option...I could buy another white fabric and use that to piece everything from the blue border outwards. Hopefully the blue dividing strip would hide any shade difference.
Second option...... I could try to re design the border. With luck I could maybe squeeze two chequerboard rows out of the white I have and use those to replace the three border rows in the pattern.
But... I love the pattern just as it is! (whinge....whinge)
Third option...... shoot myself now and save myself some angst!
If you were me..... what would you do?
So.... I'm not going to finish this quilt top this weekend as planned Grrrrrrrrrrr! Still.... I have other quilts in the WIP pile that I can work on so the rest of the weekend won't be wasted.
On the home front Licky Lou and Bagpuss have both joined Mac on the sick list. The vet treated them with an injection of long acting antibiotics (the cats that is....... much as I'd like to I can't get Mac to the vets).
The injection had a rather unfortunate effect on their little tummies. I've been on Poo Patrol for so long now I'm beginning to see my yellow rubber household gloves as a fashion accessory along with my new Eau de Disinfectant perfume. Lovely eh! Wish you were here? Guess not!
Well.... that's all folks! Nothing much else is happening here so I'll get out of here and leave you to enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Don't forget to have fun... it's compulsory
See ya soon