Thursday I spent some time prepping all the pieces I need for the remaining Feathered Star blocks for my red and white Sunflower/Feathered Star quilt. This photo shows the pieces I need for one block. By the time I finished stitching Thursday night, I had half of the HSTs, diamonds and squares put together that border the kites in the block. That takes the longest stitching time of any of the elements of the block. Once that is put together, adding it to the kites and then surrounding the centre Sunflower goes very quickly and then all that’s left is to add the outer setting squares and triangles. By the time the weekend is over, I hope to have at least one more block completed and a third one started.
Finally, after days of rainy and/or windy and chilly days, Thursday was sunny and Hugo had an adventure on the roof garden. Here he is walking down the pathway to the garden.
Then he thought the shrubs surrounding the walkway needed investigating.
Inspecting the few lonely flowers that are blooming seemed like a good idea.
The daffodils looked rather interesting, so Hugo decided to get a bit closer.
The tour of the roof garden continued, but suddenly we couldn’t see Hugo. We looked up to see he had decided to climb a tree.
Why on earth would a hippopotamus climb a tree? To see the CN Tower, it seems. It’s hard to see in this photo, but Hugo could see it.
We have a couple of other little adventures planned for Hugo and then it will be time for him to travel on to his next destination.
I pretty much avoided the computer Thursday as my back was still a bit sore. It’s better as I write this late Thursday night so hopefully I can finally get caught up on replies to comments and blog visiting today.
A close-up of Smudge, which Mr. Q.O. took Thursday night.
That is the only problem with a Feathered Star block, there are so many pieces. But they are so worth the effort when they are complete. I just love the view that Hugo had from your rooftop garden. You are literally in the heart of the city. Very convenient. Smudge is looking adorable.
Lovely colours Cathi, and isnt that Hugo having some amazing adventures 🙂
After Hugo departs, may I please pack myself (I probably have enough packed already) and come visit you?!?! You are wonderful hosts! Lucky Hugo!
Oh, how I know you are enjoying your rooftop garden… It sure looks like Spring has found you and I am very happy for you.
Cathi, you are so inspirational to me with your tenacity and love of quilting.
If I lived near you, I would ask Mr. QO to help me plan a surprise showing of your work. It would truly be a joy for all to behold… I dont know how we would sneak all of your many quilts out, but Hugo could help while he is visiting! 🙂
I think Hugo would be especially helpful in hanging them from trees in your rooftop garden. I have always wanted to go to Three Sister’s Oregon Quilt Show and that idea would be perfect for your quilts… the sun shining through them.
Love the photo of Smudge with Mr QO
Have a great day! 🙂
Hi Cathi-Hugo looks ecstatic to be out and about in the spring foliage! The feathered star will be lovely:0
I am dreaming of a red and whit quilt one day soon. Maybe a schoolhouse block quilt in red and white. hugs sent.
Looks like spring has finally come your way! It’s starting to show up here, although we had freezing temps at night this past week! Can’t wait until all the trees are covered with leaves and the flowers blooming! That roof top looks so inviting, no wonder Hugo had to get out there to check it out!
Can’t wait to see the red and white quilt all done!
Smudge is just too cute!
Looks as though Hugo is having a wow of a time…..just fancy, a hippo climbing a tree! Your roof garden will soon be flowering, and Smudge will be able to keep an eye on the birds.
So happy that Hugo is enjoying his stay with you and getting a taste of springtime in Canada:)
Hugo sure did like hanging out in the garden. It sounds like he will be a well traveled hippo :0)