I attempted to post this last night, but Blogger pitched a fit. Thanks again for all the compliments on my quilts – I really appreciate each and every one of them. And Isabelle, it would be such a dream to fly to Paris and quilt with you!!! Here is what I worked on this weekend. I decided to get out my two blocks of the month that I hadn’t made up yet. Here is November’s…
It is called Connie’s Star. And here is December’s…
It is called Joshua’s Star. Both of these were sort of fiddly to put together – the top one more than the second one. Getting that square in the middle was a pain! I believe I am picking up my next block this coming weekend. I intend to stay a little more on top of these. After I finished those, I was still in the mood to sew. I didn’t want to pull out my Kimonos, so I decided to opt for another in progress piece. I’ve always wondered at people that put something away when there is only a little bit to do on it left. Now, I understand. I had purchased this pattern at my first quilt show, and then did nothing with it. I finally learned paper piecing, so I bought the fabrics for this and started on it. Then put it away. When I picked it up yesterday, all I lacked was piecing the bottom quilt, sewing the rows together and then sewing the border on. It maybe took a couple of hours, if that. I am not entirely pleased with how the bottom quilt came out, but I think that is due more to having chosen ineffective fabrics for the design, rather than the design itself. This still needs quilting, of course. I think I may hand-quilt it. It is tiny too – maybe 8 inches by 10 inches. So you can imagine all those fiddly little pieces.
I feel like I was really productive this weekend, at least with my sewing. We also watched the 1946 Best Picture, The Best Years of Our Lives. It was really good. I was surprised it was really good, but it was nonetheless. I am working from home today due to all the ice on the roads. It is 27 degrees here, and the roads are just treacherous. So, I am working at home and staying warm. I finished Jen’s RR today, so I am quite pleased about that too. I will show pics tomorrow. Happy Monday!
Walk to Rivendell: no change since Friday (9 miles total).
I am grateful for being able to work from home.
Pretty quilts – I love old movies too, so will have to check that one out 🙂 I hope it is warm where you are!
Ooooh I love the cat block!!
I hope to get some walking in tonight.
The blocks are gorgeous…the little kitty quilt is just cute as a button!
The quilt blocks are gorgeous! Great job.
The kitty quilt is gorgeous!
I love your quilt squares, especially the one with the kitty in it.
Eclecticmk - Margie
I just love the kittie quilt! It will look so cute when you quilt it.
The kitty quilt is the cat’s meow! 😉 Sorry, couldn’t resist the one…
Live your two quilt blocks, Michelle – love the colours in the top one – and that kitty quilt is adorable! 🙂
Anna van Schurman
I’ll never forget BYOOL–I had my first real argument in grad school over that movie. We were talking about it in a class, and the professor was all about the “masculinity” in the movie. After class, I said to this guy how the movie was all about emasculization. I still get all pissed about how that prof has made a name for himself in masculinity studies. I got his masculinity right here.
I love your purple fabric!
Michelle, your quilt blocks are awesome. I love the first one and the one with the cat. Where did you get them? Ann.
The kitty block is adorable!!!!