Not much turns out as planned
It’s a long story. I saw an interesting quilt design in a magazine someone left behind after a sewing group afternoon, but I was too occupied with first the Magnum Opus, then a wedding present quilt followed by Christmas present bags and stuff. At last, time to get started. Fabrics chosen, I discovered that the instructions were in inches. My rulers and cutting mat are – this being logical Europe – metric. Some conversion sums later, and I was faced with cutting pieces of, eg , 9.4938cm. Hardly practical.
I belong to a wonderful forum called The British Quilt List, and a message describing my dilemma brought a deluge of helpful suggestions, including copies of the block I wanted – Snail Trail – which I could adapt. Then health issues brought me up short, and even after I was home from hospital my energy levels were low and motivation dim. A few minutes a day for a couple of weeks only produced 4 sample blocks, which didn’t look quite right but I soldiered on, made another couple of blocks and eventually finagled them together and added a border. The effect is nothing like the magazine pictures.
ready for hand quilting. Is it worth it?