Sunday, January 18, 2009

Oops - spot the deliberate mistake

In between being busy painting countless walls and balancing monthly reconciliations at work (Month 8 balanced first time - yeah!!! Month 9 a WIP - mmmm) I have managed to start constructing the baby quilt centre.
For some reason though I only made enough 6" blocks for a 5 x 5 design - no idea why, I really wanted a 5 x 7 layout so I have 4 more flower blocks and 6 more QST's in the pipeline.

No stitching today though as both football and rugby were cancelled because of the torrential rain and high winds last night which had waterlogged the pitches. Not a good idea taking the girls or boys swimming!

So we left Nick and Lou to their own devices with friends and Sarah came along with Nigel and I to paint, paint, paint.

The flat comprises of lounge, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and large hallway.

The gloss is all in pretty good condition so as time is of the essence we decided not to touch that up so it's been emulsion, emulsion, emulsion

We've made such great progress this weekend that we now only have a final coat on the kitchen walls with once round their edges, plus once round the bottom edge of both lounge and bedroom and a final coat plus edges in the hallway left to do. It's so much easier painting an empty property with no furniture to move or carpets to protect.
Great strides - it's all starting to come together. Mind you I can't half feel my shoulders!
Sarah was a total brick today spending all day laid on the floor doing the first coat round the bottom of the lounge and bedroom - a job I hate as I'm such an ungainly lump that getting on and off the floor is a noisy and cumbersome operation - Nigel laughs at me grunting about down there - she just made the job so easy by comparison.

As for the baby quilt - well all was going great guns until..............
I realised the 'deliberate' mistake

The bottom left hand QST is orientated incorrectly - oh poooooooo!!!!!!

Guess that means some reverse stitching - oh how I hate unpicking :o(


Nancy said...

It is working into a darling quilt just as I'd thought it would.

Joy said...

That's such a pretty quilt :o)!!!
Have fun with your painting ... not a job I'm fond of ;o). We did ours a couple of years ago (actually DH did most of it!!!) and it's gonna have to last quite a bit longer before we get the brushes out again he he.
Joy :o)

meggie said...

Apart from the deliberate, it is looking very nice!
Oh, the pain of painting!

Chookyblue...... said...

good work on the painting........always a good job done........and the quilt is looking good even with a wrong block.........funny how you often don't see that til you take a pic.........

Fiona said...

I hate painting - but as you say it makes a big difference if you don't have to move furniture (or do the gloss bits). The cot quilt is looking lovely, even with the mistake (which I failed to spot until you pointed it out).

sewkalico said...

I have done that before, my error due to my atrocious maths LOL. It is looking gorgeous though and if it were me, I would just add larger borders..?!
Glad the painting is almost done. Funny how we discover muscles we never knew we had when we do things like painting!!!

loulee1 said...

What a sweet little quilt that will be.
Sounds like your folks will be able to move in really soon.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous quilt! And well done getting all that painting done...sounds like Sarah has been invaluable!
They just make it look so easy on TV...just a lick of paint, but it's all the cutting in that takes the time!

Libby said...

I think it looks fine as it . . . . I'd leave it as is *s*

YankeeQuilter said...

I would leave the quilt the way it is and just keep on going...I never would have seen it!