Black and White

Stars, that is. They’re tiny star blocks, finishing at 2.25″ x 2.5″. The pieces are small, so the block is quick to stitch. I put these two blocks together in less than 45 minutes. Each seam is one needle load of stitches and it’s done. I think I may incorporate one red or gold star in the top at some point, just to have one splash of colour in the midst of the black and white.

They press like a dream. I finger press as I go, so it’s just a matter of one quick press and it’s done.

There are enough pieces in the envelopes in this box for quite a few of the black and white stars. On the weekend, I was talking to a friend about the number of boxes like this that I have with envelopes containing shapes ready to stitch. While there are a lot of them, each one contains the making of at least a small quilt and it’s great to have such choices, particularly when I’ve been working on a complex project and just want an easy stitch for an hour or so. I think of these as my quilt in a box projects. Over the next couple of posts I may be showing some of the other boxes.

A few years ago I really recognized the value of such quilt in a box projects when I had the flu. While I wasn’t too sick to stitch, cutting or printing my shapes would have been too much. Instead I was able to choose a project that was already kitted and just stitch.

Baxter has been spending more and more time on the windowsill. He is clearly enjoying Baxter TV. His tail is really starting to look like a classic Maine Coon plume of a tail and he has discovered that chasing it is fun.

11 thoughts on “Black and White

  1. What cute little stars – star patterns are my favourites. It’s a good idea to have some prepared projects! Baxter is looking very handsome today, that tail would be great fun for a kitty game.

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  2. I just love black and white quilts and this will be gorgeous! Yes, having them all ready to go is nice especially when you are not feeling well. Baxter is looking mighty handsome.

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  3. It’s nice to have a lot of projects ready to go, I have the boxes for these, but for some reason they are empty? 🙂 Have to work on that!
    Baxter has finally found the reason that cats have long tails!

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  4. Such tiny perfect stars :0) I think it’s really neat that you have your projects all lined up waiting for you to be inspired. I wish I did that LOL.

    Crispy

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  5. Hi Cathi-I love how you also show the back of your work so I can know how it should look! Just love kitties. Bonnie in Brampton

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  6. Have missed following your lovely creations….but finally the move has been made and I’m still trying to find things! Happy stitching….and big hugs!

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  7. Love the cute little stars. I have long wanted to make a black and white quilt. I like having things prepared to pick up as the mood strikes also.

    Baxter must provide many hours of entertainment. He is so pretty! (oops…I guess that would be handsome…he is a boy.) 😀

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  8. Great idea with little bitty black & white stars for a quilt. Are you going to make this one a Baxter quilt or a teddy bear quilt? Baxter’s tail sure is getting long. It seems like it just went poof! and got longer and fuller

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