The latest block from The Beehive had me in all sorts. Katrina had asked for a massive 16 inch block based on Rita's design using Amy Butler's "Love" fabrics and some nice solid white.
The cloudy day part went like this:
I cut the squares too big not trusting my ability to get a perfect quarter inch seam.
I then needed to trim down 16 half-square triangles.
I then realised I hadn't read the instructions properly and I needed another 16 half-square triangles.
I then realised I had run out of fabric.
After a trip to the LQS for an emergency fat quarter of 'Love' the square worked out in the end with surprisingly accurate pointy bits meeting where they were supposed to.
So, what to do with the rest of the fat quarter? Enter the impending 5th birthday of a fellow purple-loving friend, an awesome FREE tutorial and we have this
And then because I ripped the sticker off the front of the sketch book in a weird way I needed to cover it with this little patch
Clearly needing a bit more practice in the 'ol backstitch department but otherwise a gift I am going to be pretty happy to give. And a silver lining ;)