on this last day of March
that is an appropriate title ...
(where did March go ?)
This month ended in stormy days,
and as for me :
with a runny nose and watery eyes
(yes, the common cold of the grandchildren finally got me)
but "Jewel Square"- stitching on the machine
was still possible.
With the zipper-mended container with sewing things nearby
I did my last few needed smaller squares.
Then I laid the bigger ones (30 and 15cm) out on the floor
and the small ones (7,5cm) on the table
Then I started to arrange them the way I wanted
More or less satisfied !
(this will be a very fun kitchen blind ...)
Next I began piecing them together.
Because I didn't exactly follow Kaffe's pattern from the book
(but I used my left-over strips)
I had not done my math right as to the size
of the middle and smaller squares :
stitching 4 small ones together left me with a smaller surface
than the size of the middle ones ...
But an extra strip at one side solved that problem
(and I think it doesn't really show,
and if it does ... I don't mind !)
To the left is the first strip sewn together !
(leaving it all on the floor means : I have to work as fast as I can)