Boris the cat spends most of his time looking at me with reproach and contempt, and today he had good reason. I was determined to have this Flying Geese element appliqued to the Ephemera quilt by the end of this weekend and I failed miserably. Chalk it up to my sorely lacking applique skills. I had it all prepared, along with corded piping, last night, and figured I could get it all attached in short order. I sewed it on the quilt, using a very tiny blind hem applique stitch and invisilbe thread, and it looked absolutely horrible. My essential mistake was in trying to sew both--the Flying Geese piece and the piping--in one operation. Wrong approach.
And oh boy, ripping out all that tiny stitching was character-building.
So I went back to square one and spent tonight BASTING the Flying Geese element, preparing it much more thoroughly. Like I should have done in the first place. And it's occuring to me that the piping may not work. We'll see.
I'm going to knit for awhile and sooth myself.