You see I had woken up in a bit of a cold sweat this morning thinking about all the x and plus blocks, which I had asked for back in April when I was queen bee quilter in the Care Circle of do.Good Stitches. I hadn't received the final blocks until July due to the possessive nature of the Australian and/or Moroccan postal system and then due to the summer heat and a million other excuses I could no doubt come up with, they languished on the spare bed. As it is my turn to be queen bee quilter again this month, I knew that I had to get them sewn up in to a quilt top and sharpish.
Halfway through sewing the seams, there was a crunch and a judder and everything came to a stop. I looked at the bobbin casement and found that it had been pushed upwards. This has happened before a couple of times and I had kind of ignored it. Today the casement wouldn't go back easily and unless I sew fairly slowly, it pops out again. Gah. I would liken sewing at present to driving a car with a loose exhaust. Noisy and unsettling. So there is nothing to do but buy a new one. That means ordering online from England. There goes that new fabric I was going to buy.
This is one bright and cheerful quilt - much brighter than I normally go for but I love it and really believe it will make a young person happy - once it is basted and quilted!
This month as quilter, I have chosen this patchwheel block by Don't Call Me Betsy. Click here to see the blocks made so far. It's going to be a beautiful quilt - thanks ladies!
Yesterday morning I had a bit of a fiddle with my blog and added some pages showing my finished quilts (9 apparently!), some of my favourite photos of Morocco and some recipes (a work in progress), so if you fancy a snoop round - feel free!