So I did wait, and as I say, the next step wasn't too difficult. But I'm glad I did wait because Lily's tips for organising yourself were invaluable. Without them I'm sure I would've sewn them together wrongly. However it wasn't without it's crises. Firstly can anyone tell me why, when you have twenty fairly short seams to sew, the bobbin runs out of cotton half way through no. 20. Aaargh.
Now those of you that read this post will know that my old machine is on it's last legs and I hope to get a new one on order at the Prague patchwork exhibition next weekend. Do inanimate objects like sewing machines have a sixth sense that tells them when they're on borrowed time? Because now, on top of everything else, it's decided it can't wind bobbins. But I wound enough by hand to sew the last seem and here it is
Despite all of the above, and the fact that I still have problems sewing a consistent 1/4 inch, straight seam, it's flat!!!!! Yessss!!!!!!
And now I understand how quilters have so many different WIP's on the go. I've got to wait another week for the next stage, so what can I do in between (without a sewing machine that is).
Thanks again Lynne.