It is nice to say hello again to the horses and UFO number 5, which I am making for my grand-daughter Emma, and came up on the dice roll today. It’s been a wee while since this quilt surfaced, and I’m pleased the number rolled around again.
There are different horse breeds featured on this quilt
The middle portion had been previously sewn together over the last few months, so now I just need to add a couple of extra rows to the top and bottom of the quilt. So today I pinned, sewed then pressed two rows. Next I need to add a line of sashing strips at the bottom of each row of blocks before attaching them at the top of the quilt.
Stitching another two rows together
As an avid “leader and ender” fan, I’m also using a pile of half square triangles (from another project which hasn’t made the UFO list yet) at the beginning and end of my stitching. But it really doesn’t matter how long I’ve been doing this quilting business, I still make mistakes. Can you see what I’ve done?
Spot the mistake
After carefully drawing a line across the squares, I then sewed along the line on the top four squares – I had stitched along the cutting line. Instead, of course, each side of the drawn line, as I’ve done on the bottom squares. Luckily there are only four small blocks to unpick and re-stitch. That’s why I’ll never be an award winning quilter!