Ever since I finished the Ferris Wheel top, I’ve been playing with the idea of another Dresden Plate quilt. I finally succumbed on the weekend and started to print the shapes for the pointed blade on a layer cake of Fig Tree’s Buttercup collection.
Years and years ago, I started a pointed blade Dresden Plate but the dozen or so blocks that I did finish ended up in the orphan block box. They were small 6″ blocks and it was going to take dozens upon dozens of them to make a quilt. Since then, I’ve repeatedly thought about making one with the pointed blades, but didn’t want to go through that whole process of folding the blades to get the pointed tip. Using one of the blades in the Dresden Plate Fancy Pieced collection was the solution.
I haven’t attached the background to the plate yet. It’s going to be a wonderfully feminine summer quilt, one that I can almost see draped over a white wicker chaise. Not that we have a white wicker chaise, but that’s the sort of setting I can imagine for this quilt. It will be very soft, very feminine and a perfect summer project. When it’s ready to quilt, this one absolutely has to have a silk batt.
Smudge seems to be improving. We have found foods that he’s happy to eat. Last week there was a lot of syringe feeding done until Friday, when he finally started to eat sufficient amounts on his own. Obviously we’ll have to watch his food intake carefully and be ready to jump in with syringe feeding, but I’m feeling optimistic that maybe we’ve turned a corner. He’s curling up in his kitty bed, and is acting more like himself.
Here he was taking a break after some play time with his favourite toy, Cappy.