First, let me please thank everyone who sent me supportive, funny and encouraging emails when I got into my snit the other day. I am fully aware that I threw a complete wobbly, tossed my dummy from the pram and all that. (I still believe there was some justification, of course.) That you not only took the time to read the post but respond was so lovely of you. I have a tonne of emails to reply to but took a day off that for the most part today. In fact, I took a day off just about everything. Sometimes you just need a nap or are in danger of sewing through your finger when you nod off at the machine!
I also forgot to tell you, because I was too busy ranting, that I heard back from 'the quilt shop' on Friday. They say they responded to my first email and that it must have got sent to my spam box. The fact that I do not have a spam box is neither here nor there, they have now responded and there is another FQ in the post. So the squeaky wheel got oiled - or whatever that saying is. I am pleased that they did respond because I would have had to put up a fight out of principle (and I really didn't want to).
So, other than not reply to emails, what did I do today? Well I managed a little sewing , after my nap. I pieced together my hexies. Oh, and more thanks for all the proffered opinions. I went for this in the end.
What swung my decision in the end was Hadley's comment - 'Deffo number 2 - I hate that yellow star - well you did ask! I couldn't stand anyone mullering those DSs!!! '
What can I say? It struck me that no one had hated the choice that was all blue stars but there were strong opinions about that yellow star. This is a doll quilt swap - I went with the safer option on the premise that my partner might have the same strong opinion!
I am really pleased how this went together. It was far easier than I expected and I think it shows off the DS fabrics nicely. I had lovely bits of fabric from Kat but I needed to use them in conjunction with solids to make sure that I didn't run out. Now I have enough for a pieced back and anything else I might dream up (within reason) for an extra.
And that is all I have to report for this peaceful day. I suppose I should have taken a photo of the dining room before the sewing machine and some of the fabric moved back in, and thread ends started hitting the floor again. But it would give you a very false image of how it really is.