Beginning of a New Project

Last week’s list of priority projects clearly went out the window this weekend with this new project! The above is the beginning of a block that I can’t resist. It’s fairly quick to stitch, so I have some hope that I may have this first block done sometime tonight. I was going to use a muslin as the neutral but then remembered I had some Kona Bay cream, which is my favourite solid to use.  I still haven’t decided on a name for this one.

The back:

These blocks will grow quickly as they’re made using the 6-inch LeMoyne Star Inklingo collection.  Once I got the idea, I had  six pink and the cream fabrics printed within minutes with the diamonds needed.  A little while later, they were all cut out:

What is it about making these stars I find so irresistible?  No matter what else I’ve got going on, it seems I always need a star project of some sort on which to work. I have the centres of three more of the stars ready and waiting as well.

When I wrote the post on Friday about the making of Chintz Circles, it made me realize that it’s rather fun to have a post like that about a quilt.  Which, of course, meant I had to figure out a way to store my photos a bit differently.  So I am, as of now, starting to store photos about each specific project in their own folder as I think I’d like to do recap posts like the one on Chintz Circles every time I finish a project.  Although at the rate I’ve been starting and not finishing, the next one may be far off!

We’re definitely into fall weather.  Lots of leaves have fallen and, as it was a bit breezy on the weekend, they’ve been drifting past the window.  This is Smudge’s favourite time for watching out the window.  We got this shot of him on the weekend.

Lester seemed to be trying to make sure we didn’t change the channel when we had the baseball games on — notice the paw firmly planted on the remote control!

15 thoughts on “Beginning of a New Project

  1. Those stars are pink delight!

    It’s wonderful to look back at photos from a project. I store them in iPhoto.

    Smudge is like Midas. He loves to watch the leaves been blowing by the wind. During stormy nights be becomes a stormy cat and runs through the house like a tornado! Lester is a wise cat!


  2. Ha, I knew it wouldn’t last!! The temptation to begin a new project sometimes is way too strong to overcome. This is a great block and I am looking forward to seeing your progression on it!! Sometimes our own rules were meant for breaking.


  3. Oh my gosh, nice new project! Too bad the list floated out the window and is gone with the wind! But the pull of the “new project” is too strong, I know, I just ordered another applique pattern and it will be a huge project to undertake! Keeps life interesting!


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