these blocks back here? Well, they've been altered slightly and are presently being used to make the gift pictured here... These photos have been altered slightly as well. I'm showing them in black and white 'cause I'm trying to be discrete. Until I give the gift to the recipient family, I won't be showing it in all its colourful glory. So patient you must be.
I'm free-motion quilting (FMQ) the quilt. I created one design. Started quilting it. Hated it. Unpicked it. Let me state firmly. I do not like unpicking. However, I'm trying to deal with irksome predicaments such as unpicking with a little more calm and restraint than I normally would. I'm trying to remember that I don't have control over a lot of situations, only how I respond to them. So, yes, it took me two hours to unpick the two squares I'd FMQ-ed. And yes, I had to re-design the quilting pattern. But the good news is version 2 of the quilting pattern is much better! So, you know what? It's all good, right?
Also, I sometimes worry that Betty, my old White sewing machine, won't be able to handle the job of quilting, but there too I needn't get my knickers in a twist. She is up to the task. Take a gander at what she's done so far...
Not too shab for the old girl, eh?