I admit it. I am totally addicted to making these blocks. And it will be a very heavy quilt. Also one that will need to be farmed out for quilting by machine.
The only way I was able to stop sewing these was to "dump" all the scraps and the paper patterns into one LARGE plastic tote and remove it to another room. Geez...I even have to play tricks on myself!Bess, my constant companion. She hardly ever naps and if I sit down to quilt she is UNDER the quilt as fast as she can. She is not a lap cat at all. I can barely get her to allow me to pick her up. She is still so feral after three years. But she loves quilting. Remember this is the cat that ate two quilting needles with thread and had to have emergency surgery on New Years Eve. All my own fault. So sorry Bessie. I no longer have needles in pin cushions.
Bess...worshipping the sun god.
This is my tailless squirrel, Stubbie. She is starting her third winter with me as her human guard/feeder. When she was born she had a brother with the same deformity. Sad to say, he never made it through the summer that year. But Stubbie did. Since that time she has had 2 litters a season and brings her babies here for weaning. She will take food from our hands and comes running when we call her... So sweet!
I am such a soft touch much to my hubbie's chagrin He says they tear up the yard and landscaping. But even if I did not feed them all they still bring acorns and walnuts from the plethora of trees we have here in our addition properly named Tanglewood.
And here is one of many chipmunks that visit my feeder. My neighbor across the street (where they run with their bounty) had some serious yardwork done by a contractor. I believe all their storage areas were destroyed or moved with a backhoe. they are really making up for lost larders. I love how they run real fast with their tails stuck up straight in the air. The cats really enjoy the chipmunks too. There is usually standing room only at the window when the chipmunks arrive.
Here is my blessedly sweet Pearl. She was acting strange last week and I took her in for a quick exam. She ended up staying at the vet's office overnight for emergency surgery. They removed three teeth. And she had lost so much weight from her last visit. Gosh I wish these kitties would tell me what is going on in their little bodies. She is so much better now...even wants treats again!
Love these pre-printed panels. They work up sooooo fast for a quickie BD gift for Great Grandson #1. I put blue minkee on the back...Drew loves his minkee. And found matching toy trucks for the fun part of my gift to him.
Here is my Twilight Quilt from the Blockswappers on Yahoo. This was an exchange a year ago. I will be gifting this the Grand daughter #3. I also joined another exchange for the same color combination and will get more blocks to make another quilt soon.
Our guild meeting had a great speaker last Monday night. Fran Foskey spoke about color wheels and we got to play with scraps she brought along. Our newer members really enjoyed the talk. And it was a good refresher course for us "old" ladies.
And check out the back of Carolyn's jacket (on the left). It looks like a Featherweight sewing machine! I did not notice it that night! Carolyn, where did you find that jacket? I want one!
I still surprise myself. I put this quilt together in two days. I just found out that one of my faithful readers is the designer of this quilt! How cool is that? Thanks to Kathi Holland for publishing this great pattern!
Hubbie wanted me to add a splash of red in the middle.
I sure appreciate his "artist's eye".
I am still sorting my newest batch of 1 1/2" squares from the Postage Stamp Swap. This is by no means the bulk of them. Just a working station, then they get to play with the bigger containers.