Saturday, after making some of the small spool blocks, I decided I would try some larger ones so printed out the shapes for and pieced a few of them while we watched the Academy Awards last night.
When I looked at the size of these ones I immediately thought they were the economy-size spools! They seem enormous compared to the little ones I was making Saturday. These big ones finish at 5″ while the little ones finish at 2 3/8″. Mr. Q.O. likes the big ones as well as the small ones. I prefer the smaller ones, although that may be a result of the fabrics I’ve used to try out the large ones.
Here you can see the difference in size.
And here, as usual, is the back — this time of one of the large blocks.
We have had the most glorious weather the past few days. Sunny, mild with temperatures around 10 or 11 Celsius and no wind. They say today may be even a touch milder. Our long-range forecast makes it sound as though spring is really here. We may have some cooler days but I think winter is, for all intents and purposes, finished. And there’s another sure sign of spring — the window washers have started so hopefully we’ll have nice clean windows within a week or two.
Lester is ready for spring. He was stretched out on the windowsill, although there’s not much to watch out on the roof garden yet.
Smudge patiently waiting until time for his yogourt treat.