Is it wrong to sign up to Let's Bee Social when in real life I am being anything but social?! I have 4 1/2 days left to have all my quilts ready to deliver to Malvern for Quilts UK. When I filled out the entry form, what seems like months ago, I decided to be brave and enter 4 quilts .... only one of which was actually made. My reasoning was that with a deadline I would actually start AND finish the quilts and push myself forwards on my quilting journey.
Fast forward to today and I think I am certifiably insane and am cancelling everything that I had in my calendar until next Tuesday!
There are reasons that I am so far behind 1) my husband, rather unexpectedly, went back to New Zealand for 3 1/2 weeks which meant all the Home Ed and family and home responsibilities fell to me 2) lots of people requested a pattern for my Union Jack block so I wrote one, whilst aforementioned husband was absent! 3) I fell down the stairs 10 days ago and I am only just able to move freely but it certainly wasn't conducive to rotary cutting, sitting still piecing or quilting on my longarm machine.
Which brings us to today and the following list:
Quilt No 1 - ready - hooray
Quilt No 2 - requires binding, label and hanging sleeve
Quilt No 3 - requires quilting, binding, label and hanging sleeve
Quilt No 4 - still needs strip to be pieced, then assembled, quilted, then binding, label and sleeve attached
I can do it, right? Yesterday was a disaster on Quilt No 2 requiring lots of unpicking, repressing and reloading. Today some stippling and matchstick quilting went well and my Polaroid Quilt is now ready to bind!
Quilt No 4 is my flag quilt and I have made good, but slow, progress .... the New Zealand flag is now finished!
I still have to decide how to join the Union Jack and the NZ flag together. They need something between them otherwise they lose their demarcation. I better get my thinking cap on whilst I bind my other one!