It didn't take long to get the rows finished, apart from having to unpick a few bits that I sewed wrong. I thought I was being really careful, but my attention must have wandered. However, it took nearly 5 hours to sew them all together, what a marathon.
It needs a border, and it could be wider, but I've exhausted my stash; I'm off to the shop to see if I can find a suitable border, and some more blues to replace what I used in this quilt.
I don't know why I have so much green in the batik stash, especially as blue and brown are my favourite colours. I can see that I will have to make a real effort to pad out the stash with blues, having used so many in this quilt. I'm not comfortable working without a large range to choose from, but I don't like buying batiks online, as I can't judge the colours properly on the screen. I need a shopping trip in Adelaide!
It's so cold in my sewing room, I'm going to have to start wearing fingerless gloves. I draped the sewing table in a wool blanket, so it's like a cave underneath, and installed a small 5-fin oil heater. It's got many heat settings, and I have it set low, so that I can rest my legs and feet against it if I need the extra heat. Or wrap my hands around the fins to thaw my fingers. It was all going really well, until Dolly discovered it. Now I have to sew with a dog squeezed in under the table with me, lying on the foot pedal and generally getting in the way. Bless her....