Oh, joy. One of my favorite activities - especially when I am in a rush to finish a piece. I seem to remember posting a bunch of strips I pieced from hand-printed fabrics - ah, yes, on Feb 8. Well, I threw them at the wall and am now quilting what stuck. But nothing is easy.
In the past year, because I am such a crappy free-motion quilter, I decided to skip that stuff altogether (at least for now). "Aha," I thought, "straight stitching -- what could go wrong?" So I've been doing straight stitching and it has made me so much more relaxed, I can't begin to tell you. On this small quilt, the lines are very straight. Except that I discovered that toward the end, they were straight but slanted (if you know what I mean). Don't know where I went wrong and I may 1) never know and 2)never be able to correct it. But meantime, I am unpicking a few rows to see if I can minimize the angle.
Before I sign off, I have to send you over to read Margaret and Helen. I just about fell off my chair reading Helen's post tonight, I was laughing so hard. She is hilarious; unfortunately, the subject is far from funny - it is scary. But you have to read it!