Kinema in Woodhall Spa. I'd been looking forward to this film since I saw a trailer last Autumn and it did not disappoint. I actually felt exhausted with emotion by the end, was sobbing, of course, and felt as if I'd seen a stage show rather than a film. In fact there was applause at the end of the film and I think some people were seriously hoping for an encore of "Do You Hear the People Sing?" Highly recommended and I have to admit I was impressed with Russell Crowe, not previously being a fan.
Back to the quilt. We all know that golden rule of quilting, in fact the golden rule of anything to do with cutting:
Measure twice, cut once.
Well, this is how the lefthand border of the quilt looked yesterday,
If the quilt was for me I would probably have tried matching an extra piece and fitting it in. As it is a very special quilt I felt this wasn't an option and so I re-made and re-quilted the paisley section of the border. It's fine now but boy do I feel silly, what an elementary error :-(
Regarding the blocks for the next border, I've found there is a State series and there's one for Florida, there's also a block called Florida Star so now I'm spoiled for choice and won't have to go down the flamingo line (thanks Nat!!). So blocks are the next step. Thanks to you all for looking over my shoulder while I'm making this quilt - I just wish one of you had shouted before I cut that border LOL