Just like Running Man
and his races, I have been
persistent in my own way.
Granted, it doesn't involve running 50 miles,
but it does consist
of completing small stitches each day!
My grapes are done for the
The good thing is that it
didn't turn out to be the
"Grapes of Wrath" block
despite their size.
Also the Di Ford's Mystery Quilt
being published by Quiltmania
surfaced once again.
When the second part of this quilt was
published, there was some concern about
making the pieced border fit.
I decided to sit back and wait
and listen to the findings of other quilters
and then move ahead.
I'm glad I did.
I picked up several good tips from
some very experienced quilters.
I had originally planned on
gridding the background fabric
and then appliqueing the
stitched into the border,
the applique would already be done.
With many quilters having
difficulty in getting the border to fit,
I decided that I wasn't going to do all
the applique and then
possibly have to redo it, if
there was some problems.
So I cut it apart,
carefully sewed the border pieces,
and then appliqued the circles.
The border is going to fit fine.
And I'm glad I waited.
I discovered that
my original basted circles were
not very well centered.
I left a couple in place to show you
how off I was.
I would have been really irritated with myself
if I had appliqued them ahead, stitched the background
in place and discovered that the circles
were so far off center.
In the meantime,
I persistently searched for one more
fabric for the triangle pieces.
after looking one more time in the stash.....
It's so great to have a stash!
Wish I could have sat and stitched
and completed all of this without issues,
but as you can see,
persistence does pay off,
no matter what race you're in.
Until Next Time-