Twinkling Star

There are a few of these twinkling stars already made that have been sitting for ages and which will be made into a small quilt. I decided to make one more last night just for fun, and because I’m playing with a design idea that would use this block, among others, in a starry quilt. The block is made using shapes from the Inklingo Tumbler collection and it finishes at 5″.

It’s simple to stitch and quick to press.

A comment was left the other day and a few follow-up e-mails exchanged that have led me down a fun path, reading about treadle sewing machines. I’ve often thought that would be a great way to machine quilt. The more I read, the more I think that it’s a great solution for me. Of course, it’s much easier said than done — finding one that’s in working condition and affordable and then sorting out how to get it here, as I think they are very heavy. I plan to do a lot more reading and research on the weekend.

We finally got some video of Baxter drinking. This is how he drinks all the time. He walks up to the water bowls, turns around, lies down and then reaches over his shoulder to drink. When he’s done one side of his face and neck are usually sopping wet. If we’re not in the kitchen, he meows to let us know he’s about to drink and then looks to make sure we’re paying attention. A friend who has seen this little video wrote and shared her theory, “I think Smudge told Baxter that drinking water is a performance art form.  Baxter had to develop his own art, but it couldn’t be something mundane like standing in front of the bowl of water and lapping – it had to be unique.” I think she’s on to something!

12 thoughts on “Twinkling Star

  1. Oh what a character Baxter is, LOLOL! So cute too with it 😉 Thank you for sharing your video of him :)) got me laughing!

    Be aware that when you start your quest to find a treadle, in working order, you may find you acquire a few hand cranks before you actually get a treadle and then like buses two treadles come along that you can’t pass by…. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, LOL.

    Love your little stars Cathi 🙂


  2. Baxter is priceless!

    I understand there are smaller treadles available. Check out The Treadle Lady online – she has quite a collection.

    And yes, you’ll find them in a range of prices. Ask me how I know. 🙂


  3. Oh Baxter is just too funny! He is turning out to be a ham just like Smudge:) I agree with several commenters that said your cats have turned water-drinking into performance art. I still would like to get a treadle machine someday for our too-frequent power outages.


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