The Cranes Circling Flowers at Dusk, aka rainbow flower, is something I can’t resist stitching! So much so that, when I couldn’t sleep because of a migraine, I was fussy cutting six more flowers and cranes from another fabric at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday. I have everything cut and printed now for the rest of this piece and hope to have the main piecing finished by mid-week. When it’s finished, we’re going to have to find a way to photograph it. The light at this time of year makes for not great photographs. I can’t wait until spring comes and the roof garden reopens!
When I pulled out the storage container with the Oriental prints and batiks to choose the fabrics in this, I also hauled out the container with striped and directional fabrics. I have a feeling fussy cutting some stripes for this block will be the next thing I play with, although I’m also very tempted to do something with shabby chic fabrics.
I don’t have much to show for the January clamshell report. While I’ve made lots of the black and white arcs for the Pickled Ladies, I only put together two of the pickled clamshells. To see the list of and links to participants in the Clamshell Club, go to Cybele’s Patch.
On the weekend, I got a lot of the cream hexagons for the POTC blocks stitched. At this point, I only need to stitch together the ones needed for two more blocks and that part will be done. So I feel like progress is being made. We were
taking trying to take a picture of a finished POTC block when Smudge decided he needed to help. You can just see a bit of the block that he’s lying on.
Lester was having a snooze.