It became a cardinal sin when I fudged a little to fix this error in the pattern instructions. The same error appeared in the bluebird block, but the corrections to the pattern only mentioned that one. When my piece came up 3/8 of an inch short, I realized the same error had been repeated in both birds. And, frankly, I was so sick of working on this that I decided to just add a little piece of fabric to bring it to the right length and call it good. You didn't notice, did you? Now would be a good time to say no.
Of course, the Quilt Police of my brain kept hassling me all evening about it. I've considered going back and fixing it, but then decided I'd let it sit until I start working on Section 4 (probably in April sometime). If it's still bothering me, maybe I'll fix it then. It's such a tiny little piece that I doubt anyone would notice it, especially after it's quilted. On the other hand, my eyes have a way of going directly to a spot like that, and so I have to decide if I'll ever be happy with it. Time will tell.
So here are all of the blocks of Section 3. Remember that two of the roses are just partials to be sewn together when the whole quilt is pieced together.
This morning I stitched up the whole left side of the latest Gingerbread Square block.
Now I've moved my hope and I'm ready to start again tomorrow.
This morning I have an early doctor's appointment for my annual physical. That means I'm fasting for a blood draw, and I haven't had my coffee yet. If my writing seems disjointed or crabby, now you know why. I'm wondering if anyone else has been having trouble posting pictures to Blogger. Lately I get a "broken link" sort of image half the time when I try to post them. And for this post, the embroidery images appear blurred even though the original photo is sharp. I don't get it, but it's frustrating, especially so when I haven't had my coffee.
Tomorrow I'm going to the Stitches in Bloom quilt show at the Oregon Garden. I've had quilts in the show the past two years, but didn't enter this year. As I've mentioned a few times, we're getting ready to take off on a trip, and we were supposed to be leaving tomorrow. Then, Mike decided he needed an extra week to finish certain tasks at work, and so we postponed our trip for a week. When I saw another notification about the show yesterday, I realized that now I can go. It's a small show, but there are always lots of good quilts and a few good vendors, and so I'm kind of excited that I'll get to attend after all.
This morning I have grocery shopping after my doctor's appointment, but then I should have most of the day to sew. For sure, I'll make my block for this month's Block Lotto, but then I'm hoping to get started on the third block for It's Raining Cats and Dogs. I last worked on this quilt way back in April of last year when I made this block:
Prior to the last block, I hadn't worked on it since December of 2013. It seems I can only work on this quilt about once per year, but I'm hoping to get it into the line-up more regularly as I finish off some of my oldest projects.