Despite being very cross with Creative Grids for selling so much of their stock under £10, but having a £10 minimum spend, I decided that I would invest in a 6 1/2 " ruler to make my HST block trimming easier. Honestly, if it is too much of a faff for them to deal with lower value orders, why don't they just add a handling fee to smaller orders, rather than lose a sale, or have resentful customers having to order something as a makeweight to get the value of £10?
But SewAli had suggested that I add a 6" by 1" ruler to the shopping cart (in the sale section) as this would be really useful which neatly took me just over the £10 spend. The alternative, of course, would be to wait until I go to the FoQ in August, or try to find a stockist who has or can order the ruler I would like.
So I tried to place the order, but there was something up with the payment system, and the transaction would not go through, so I will have to get on the phone to them tomorrow instead.
Abandoning the HSTs for the time being, I quilted a few more of the triangles on Mum's Quilt. It's slow going with having to turn the quilt round so, but I do like how it is starting to look.
I still don't like the doodled daisies in the middle of the blocks, though - I don't think that they will make the cut, but I do have an alternative plan in mind...
Happy Tulips - This pattern is making the rounds of blogland. Fabri-Quilt has the pattern on their blog, Inspired by Fabric, and it looks great in all of the versions...
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