I'm taking part in the Quilt Aid programme (see button on my sidebar) & have been working on the first block to arrive in my mail box.
Wow! Am I out of my depth here. I love the patterns and fabrics and colours but I must say I don't love my workmanship.
Firstly the needleturn scared me so I chose to do button hole stitch around the birdies before tackling the teeny tiny leaves with needleturn.
My stem stitch and satin stitch berries are more than a little wonky but that's ok I can live with wonky.
Then it was time to attach the circle to the chocolate dots. I thought I traced the pattern exactly and I tacked, needle turned and top stitched as carefully as I could to create what was nearly a circle. So far not wonderful but acceptable.
Then I pieced the quarter triangle borders and now the trouble begins in earnest. They don't reach across my circle. I have resewn my seams as narrow as I dare and stretched the borders to their maximum but I refuse to unpick the circle no matter what. I would rather slice into it and leave a flat edge on all four sides.
My friends are laughing at me ...they know I go at everything like a "Bull at a Gate" and never, ever take the time to read instructions.
I'm getting no sympathy from those who do perfect needlework even if it means taking an age to complete a project.
My "Rush-A-Long" buddies think it's fine. "Nothing the matter with a few adjustments" they say "Just get it finished" they add.
I have decided to put the little block aside for a while and ponder on the importance of perfection versus completion.