When the forecast for the day is 41 degrees and it is already well over 30 by 9.00 am, then using a hot iron can only be done in short bursts.
As I join together the blocks and sashings of Mersey Beat, lots of secondary squares and frames emerge. It is worth the extra effort needed to make sure every seam matches up. The strips in my border treatment are working just as I planned. Quite a surprise really.