Two more Silent Garden blocks are done. First another brown & blue one. The back after pressing. Then one of the Kona Bay ones that I’m naming Tranquility Garden. And its back. One of the comments left Monday has me … Continue reading →
These stacks of diamonds that I had fussy cut/printed and showed last Monday … … have now turned into this group of kaleidoscope stars … …which, when added to those already done, make this stack of 53 stars done, ready … Continue reading →
Before I decided to make all the Kona Bay 6-pointed stars for that Silent Garden quilt top, I got two more of the Harpsichord blocks finished. First a lovely little peach one. The back, after pressing and grading. And then … Continue reading →
Where have I been? Resting my hands! Not because of carpal tunnel, though. This time it was dry skin. Seriously dry skin. On my hands. To the point the skin on my fingertips was splitting and would even bleed. I’ve … Continue reading →
The Silent Garden blocks are so much fun to sew – I just don’t want to stop! So I had to make two more. First another of the large ones using the gorgeous Kona Bay print. Its back, after pressing. Then … Continue reading →
I seem to be in a routine right now of jumping from one project to another on a nightly basis. One thing I’ve decided cannot go on the back burner for any length of time is the Harpsichord Quilt … Continue reading →
Lots has been going on – including a computer that decided it wasn’t sure how well it wanted to work for a few days. Lots of nail-biting going on over that, I can tell you, as I couldn’t begin to … Continue reading →
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I love the look of this blue and brown Silent Garden block! I was amazed at just how much I liked it when I finished it. The back, after pressing. I let it … Continue reading →
There seems to be a garden theme to my quilts lately. But Silent Garden isn’t a reference to the Garden Gone Wild blocks having gone silent with no work being done even though that seems like it’s the case as … Continue reading →
From our house to yours, have a very Merry Christmas.
All of the little stars are now made and last night I started surrounding them with the white squares. It takes less than an hour to get two stars surrounded.
Seams graded and pressed.
There are now 17 of the little stars left to surround with the white squares. From here on out, it’s just nothing but continuous stitching to add the squares, then the connecting red diamonds and octagons and turn this into a finished quilt top. If I can stay focused, and I am pretty intent on doing just that, I could have this finished by the end of next week and be ready to quilt it next weekend.
I may take some time out this weekend and get the binding ready for Candy Stars as well as start printing for the Inklingo Periwinkle reverse mystery quilt. I think I’ve finally decided on the colours I want to work with for the Periwinkle quilt. No big surprise here — it will be pinks, pinks and more pinks. Maybe a mauve thrown in for a little relief from the pink. Maybe. Lessons 1 to 4 are available, free, at the All About Inklingo blog.
If you’re here to see who won the giveaway from the April Showers post, the winner will be announced later this afternoon after Baxter picks a winner.
“Mum’s Making Stars” is the title of today’s ‘toon.
As we were setting up to take pictures of the two little blue stars, he was right there just waiting for his photo to be taken because, after all, there is nothing that we could possibly want to photograph other than him!