Well, finally, I have been able to get back to working on my Jane Austen Bonnet quilt.
This is one of the trickiest quilts by far that I have ever worked on. Absolute accuracy in measurements is a necessity and I have developed a few little tricks of my own along the way to ensure that the small black diamonds meet with the large diamond where they are supposed to.
Quite a few ladies in my quilt group have attempted this pattern in their own varying colorways, but all have stated that there is something not quite right in the instructions. There have been, by all of us, a lot of hit and misses, a lot of swearing and a lot of unpicking. Finally, though, I think I am getting a handle on it. The more I work on it, the better my blocks are going together. I now see quite a few flaws in the first three blocks I put together and I will be going back and unpicking and, hopefully, fixing those to the best of my ability. This will be quite difficult since I have already trimmed away the excess from the back of the seams and clipped off some of the little corners!
Eight blocks down, only twelve more to go :)