Something completely unusual for me — a completely machine-pieced block. Last week I was leafing through Jinny Beyer’s The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns and this block, called Jagged Edges, caught my eye. I decided to make it using 2″ HSTs and squares. The block finishes at 16″. I got out a handful of batiks and hand-dyed fabrics and think I’ll make enough of these blocks for a lap quilt.
It took me only a minute or two to print the HSTs and I was off to the races. Sew on the stitching lines, cut the HSTs apart, stitch the units together into rows and rows together and it was done. I’m already playing with design ideas for a border.
The plans I had for stitching on the weekend weren’t met, thanks to some rather nasty hand pain and then a migraine, but I’m pleased I got the first of the Jagged Edges blocks done as well as finishing the fifth of the Feathered Star/Sunflower blocks and a couple of the shabby chic Yin Yang blocks.
For the first time we’ve got a bird’s nest in the tree outside the living room window, a robin’s nest to be precise. I wondered why the robins were hanging out in that tree so much, and now I know. It has been rather wonderful to be able to watch the adult robins feeding the babies.
While we’re not sure if Baxter has spotted the activity in the tree, he has been spending a fair bit of time on the windowsill watching something out on the roof garden.
I have been following and watching your little character you have there and I just love this picture!! I just laughed this morning when I saw this, in congnito!! I think this one will keep you in stitches that is for sure
You have a lovely block with those perfect points!
So you did make friends with your sewing machine! Yeah!
That little Baxter hiding in the curtain is so cute!
What a great block, and very easy to piece by machine. Baxter is obviously hiding and we can’t see him…….*grin*
WOW Cathi, you did a great job on this block!! I tried machine sewing on the line and totally messed it up, your’s came out amazing!!
I love this block, Cathi,andt so different from your usual work. You are amazing. And to think…it was all done while you were having a migraine.
And Baxter gave me my laugh of the day. He sure is cute.
It was a surprise to see this block from you Cathi 🙂 It is completely different to the blocks you usually make. Very lovely block too, I may add. Looking forward to seeing this project develop.
So sorry to hear you’ve been plagued with migraines and painful hands, I hope you’re feeling better now.
Such a cute picture of Baxter behind the curtain, LOL…. How wonderful to have a robin nest just outside your window! They are so cute.
Take care, Ellyx