Friday, 9 September 2016

Going backwards

This morning did not get off to the best of starts.  Our girl cat is inclined to problems with hairballs and I discovered that instead of the kitchen floor she had chosen my pile of completed quarter circle blocs as the place to throw up.  Yuk doesn't begin to describe it.  This was the first hour of my day.


Then worse: the white fabrics were stained and I couldn't shift the yellow-y marks.  There was nothing for it, so I have had to take three blocks to pieces and replace the ruined fabric.  Two hours later and I am back where I started. All I can say is thank goodness it's warm and everything dried quickly.

As I got on with my 8th block I realised that I now have an extra problem, which is that I have used precious fabric on those replacement bits.  I will be cutting it fine anyway, I think, so this is a bit of a worry.  Ho hum.  I shall press on and see what happens.

Here are the 8 completed blocks with diagonals, plus the extra one.  I want a few more curves if I can eke them out, and then will have to be inventive with the scraps.


I'm linking up with Off the Wall Friday today.

13 comments:

  1. Oh what a bummer about the cat and misplaced hairball! I am glad everything is fixed and back to where you were, and I hope the rest goes more smoothly.

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  2. Oh My Goodness! What possessed her, I wonder? Of all places.

    But who knows? Maybe some inventive substitution from your stash will end up being better after all!

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  3. Haven't had cats in almost 40 years. Thought I missed them till I heard this! I have confidence you'll do something exciting to eke out a finish.

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  4. omg
    of course right on your blocks. Those stains do not come out, I have several on our carpet. Anyone with a pet, would know right off where those stains came from.

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  5. Not a good start to the day!! We now have a short haired kitty, but Daisy (a rescue kitten who lived with us for 18 years) was long haired and we had the very same problem. Hope you do manage to pull something out of the bag fabric-wise.

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  6. Oh dear! But you seem to have handled it calmly. I think you should take this event into consideration when naming the quilt. I can think of a phrase uttered in frustration right now that would go well to name your quilt, but I'm not sure I should type it here . . .

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  7. Oh no! What is it with pets preferring to get sick on something like a rug or blanket instead of the bare floor? Glad you could fix the mess Kaja - it must have taken courage to try.

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  8. This quilt is looking so good. I'm not sure I would have kept the cat... Or even washed the fabric. What a story to go with your future quilt.

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  9. ooooooh the dreaded fur balls ...... know them well ....
    lucky you saved the blocks!

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  10. Oh man, sorry about the cat problem. I hope everything works out okay with your fabric.

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  11. Oh no! As a fellow cat owner I share your pain - why do they always throw up so carefully exactly where you wouldn't want them to? Lucky we love them. I hope you manage to overcome the hurdle and scrimp enough fabric to finish your lovely quilt.

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