Sunday, December 3, 2017

Coping with Coastal Storms

A large coastal storm moved in during the early morning hours today!
Sunrise happened around 9:30 am with wind and horizontal rain.  Perfect dillydally weather! 
I decided to make a Cranberry Eggnog Braid for our guild's Quilter's Anonymous meeting today!  Yep ... coastal storms don't bother a dillydallier!  Plus, everyone seemed to enjoy the treat!
All quilters in attendance were busy!  I am always inspired by the work of others.  I prepared binding for a few small quilts ... layered a baby quilt ... and then turned my attention to a real brainteaser!  Yep ... I threw caution to the wind ... and dove directly into a storm of quilt math!
I had no pattern or directions and was just working from memory ... I KNOW ... now that IS dangerous dillydallying!!!  It worked out ok ...
... but this is what I wanted.  After coming home, I found an image of what I had intended to create.  As you can see ... my center is an octagon (using 8 triangles) while the sample center is a hexagon (using only 6 triangles).  Sew ... where was my error?  All I can figure out this late at night is that I cut isosceles rather than equilateral triangles. Went to my ruler ... yep, I had grabbed the wrong one!  Too fun!  My intent is to make a table runner ... it is just for fun and has no deadline ... so I will return to it with renewed vigor later.  Several 007 projects must come first!
Meanwhile ... the storm continues!  The seven day forecast in predicting more of the same!  No complaints from me ... it is easy for me to cope with this kind of weather ... I have a lot of dillydallying to do!

Do what you love!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. That braid looks delicious!
    Your new project is interesting, can't wait to see it done.

  2. Good for you. I am amazed that you would go out in that weather. I'm a wuss when bad weather (which we get rarely) hits.