Thursday, March 12, 2015
Yellow, Birds, and a Cat
I finished up the Yellow 'Bitty' Blocks - the bowties and little houses go rather quickly, but the baskets take me some time. Now I mathed this out - not sure how many Bitty Blocks will be presented, but if I am doing them with the RSC15, hmmm. I am making 10 of each and that means going back and making each one 10 times with each color - yikes!! We shall see how far this goes, but for now they are fun to play with.
I got a start on my next 'Let's Book It' project - the little geese. And after seeing the picture, I realized one was missing (the cheddar) - oops, still on the ironing board. The little squares are fused to some Steam-A-Seam2 ready for making the hearts for each, but that's for another day.
Of course, I had my helper during all of this. I laughed so hard at him - a 26lb. cat trying to squeeze into a plastic shoe box! As you can tell, he was not happy with me laughing at him. My Vet was very nice in putting down 'winter weight' on their check up charts - but told me to seriously cut the treats and limit food. Actually their diets haven't changed - just this horrid winter has kept them more housebound, less active.
Two dozen more 4-patches framed and 60 9-patches for the border on my snowball/9-patch quilt. These all need a tighter pressing and then squared up. ANd NO, those scrap barrels are not getting any lighter!
This is my SIL's latest finish - we really wanted outdoor photo's but even with the sunshine, we have deep snow in areas and the other areas are mud pits that we don't want to drag quilts thru. This is Benartex 'Glorious Humming Birds' a line by Jackie Robinson.
Jeri's mother loved hummingbirds (so does she) so this is a memory quilt of sorts. Her first 'border' quilt and she chose a simple boxed square for the alternative areas to showcase the pretty fabrics. Yes, I made her cut those borders with scissors - didn't want a slip of the rotary as I had mathed just enough fabric. Our longarmer designed a panto of a winding vine with the leaf similar to the Morning Glory leaves and done with a brilliant blue thread, matching those Morning Glories. The back is the black with scattered hummingbirds like what is in that one framed square.
She's ordered a little more fabric of this line to work with her left overs to make her twin sister a quilt - using the Twin Sister block - should be very pretty.
** linking up with RSC15, Feline Friday and WhoopWhoop Friday **