Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Pink Kitty Litters

The kitten has a luxurious, Bohemian, unpuritanical nature. It eats six meals a day, plays furiously with a toy mouse and a piece of rope, and suddenly falls into a deep sleep whenever the fit takes it. It never feels the necessity to do anything to justify its existence; it does not want to be a Good Citizen; it has never heard of Service. It knows that it is beautiful and delightful, and it considers that a sufficient contribution to the general good. And in return for its beauty and charm it expects fish, meat, and vegetables, a comfortable bed, a chair by the grate fire, and endless petting.
                                       ~ Robertson Davies

Friday, July 19, 2019

It's a Flimsy! Chocolate Swirls

 Chocolate Swirls
78 x 84

It's a flimsy! 

 The block is Cogwheel aka Rising Sun.  The fabrics are all from stash -- chocolate novelties and reds and whites/creams. 
I will probably hand quilt this one next year. 
And then I'll be able to cover myself in chocolate. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small Hexagons

With this latest batch I now have about 120 hexies. When I started making them I had no idea how many I wanted. I'm now tired of making them and have used most of my critter fabrics so maybe it's time to start sewing them together.  

For English Paper Piecing (EPP) I've reused old papers removed from a hexie quilt I made in the past and I've drawn new hexies and hexie parts on  graph paper generated at Incompetech.  

Saturday, July 13, 2019

In the Pink!

Wishing Rings that finish at 3.5 inches. 
(Blocks are also called Church Window Hexagon Variation, Buttons, Doughnuts) 

Cut and weed. Sew and weed. Cut and weed. Sew and weed. And repeat. 

 This week in between garden weeding I dug into my pink scraps and managed to complete most but not all of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks. 
 Four inch Double X Variation and Snowballs inspired by a vintage quilt. 
 Wedding Rings that finish at 7.5 inches. 
(Also called Single Wedding Ring, Odd Scraps Patchwork and Crown of Thorns). 
 Six inch Sixteen Patches. 
 HRTs (2 x 4)
 3 inch Rails. 
 A couple of six inch Broken Dishes and a 12 inch 16-Patch Star. 

And a bunch of eight inch Garlic Knots (aka Arrowhead Puzzle). 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Oh Joy!

 Oh joy! 
Carolina Chains is a flimsy. 
77 x 89.5

 I started it last year to use 2 inch scraps left over from making Fractured Rainbows (aka Totally Demented aka Garden Mosaic). 
 I used dark fabrics with light chains and light fabric with bright chains and Bonnie Hunter's Carolina Chain pattern. 
 I really like how it turned out and my 2 inch scrap bin is a whole lot lighter. 


Oh Joy! The Daylilies are in bloom in the flower gardens. 
You didn't think I just sewed all day long, did you? 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Q3 Finish-Along Goals

It's time to decide what I want to get finished this quarter. I usually do more piecing this time of year than finishing because it's too darned hot here without air conditioning to quilt a large quilt on my DSM.  Nevertheless I'm making goals and if they don't get completed they can always flip over to fourth quarter goals.

1. Spider Web

2. The Patriot
3. Streak of Lightning
5. Black, White and Red (Read) All Over

6. Text Me

7. Scared Shirtless

8. Crumby Yummy Candy

9. In a Heartbeat

10. Sunshine Round Robin

11. Cattywampus II

12. Puss in the Corner I

13. Puss in the Corner II

14. Happy Cats

15. Cats in Neutral Territory

2019 Q3 Finish Along