Friday, 21 May 2010

Grrr - another mistake and don't forget about the fabric giveaway contest

I make a mistake pretty much every new line of squares on this quilt.  Mostly only Marit and I would be able to spot them but this time even my sister Julia should be able to spot the mistake.  (Julia is the one who posts as Rolleiflex and always asks questions like "what is sashing?", "what is a layer cake?", "what is authentic" and "what is a goose bee?".  She's kind enough to visit the blog on a regular basis but has no interest in quilting beyond that.)  Can you spot it Julia?
Don't forget to continue to guess how many hours this quilt will take me to complete.  There have been a few (relatively) intelligent guesses on my earlier post but here's your chance to guess some more.  So far, it's taken me 15 hours to get this far.

I have not yet decided on the fabrical giveaway item but (i) it will be fabric, at least four fat quarters and something desirable; and (ii) I wonder whether one of the fabulous UK fresh modern fabric shops would like to sponsor the contest in return for as much publicity as I can muster for them on this blog as the quilt is made.

So guess again, as a comment to this post or the previous one.  As I explained before, the winner will be judged on a subjective, non-random basis, based on the accuracy and intelligence of their answer.  Earlier accurate guesses will be worth more in the final decision process than later accurate guesses.  You've got nothing to lose.  Have a guess.

9 comments:

  1. hey lynne!

    your setting triangles are sewn sideways. the shorter end that isn't sewn in the picture (the dog ear) should of been the edge sewn to the end of the strip row :) it'll be easier than frogging (rip-it rip-it rip-it) the whole row and flipping it....

    i do it all the time! them setting triangles flip themselves while your not looking
    shannon

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  2. Hey...each error you make gets you closer to my time estimate :)

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  3. Love the patchwork. Delightful. I would definately say 50 hours. I don't think I've told you before but I love your blog header. Thank you for sweetly featuring me on your blog. What a dear you are!!

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  4. My guess, lets see. Giving time for your friend ripper and giving time that once you get going you will get faster I was going to say 47 but Nanette guessed 50 so I will go with 57 instead, but I never win anything at all so will probably be way off. Can't wait to see whats to offer. :)

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  5. I found your blog through flickr. You crack me up. I am going to be more positive and say 37 hours. Don't let me down! :)

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  6. We learn from our mistakes, and will not do them again ! well not to often anyway !

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  7. I'm terrible at these types of guessing. Although I did once win a jar of candy when I guess how many were in it! I'm gonna say 80 hours.

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  8. Well I think the mistake was starting it. But it is beautiful, and yes, those corner triangles do somewhat spoil the over triangleness of it all. And i'll guess 75 hours, but I know family members won't/can't win. And I don't want the prize. But I'll bet you a CD.

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  9. ps for all my sister's fans out there, I don't really look like this. I'm much more of the Julia Roberts type in real life. With a wiff of Winona Ryder at her most beautiful.

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