Tiffany Lamp Quilt Block 17

The fact there are now 17 of these done rather surprised me, even though I did count them on Monday night. Guess I should go back and read my own blog. For some reason, even though I have the stack of them right out in plain sight, I still thought there were only 7 or 8 of them done for the Tiffany Lamp quilt. Whether this one is going to make the cut to go in the first small quilt remains to be seen. If not, it will be set aside for another one in the series. I’m already working on a border idea for the first of the small quilts.

Lesson learned from this block? That using all metallics, or almost all metallics (the small quarter circle is a batik) makes for some heavy-duty pressing which would have been better accomplished had I used the large iron instead of the small portable one. I will press it again before it’s set into a quilt top with the larger, heavier iron.

The deadline-driven project I’ve been working on for the past 8 or 9 days is finished. At about 9:30 last night I finished it and am now free of any work commitments for the next 5 days. Other than an appointment this morning, I have absolutely nothing I have to do. I will have time to read and comment on blogs, reply to comments, and just generally enjoy myself. I have a feeling it’s going to take a day or so to get over the intensity of that project. But I shall today or tomorrow be printing on fabric, cutting fabric shapes, stitching, catching up on some reading for pleasure as opposed to work.

Mr .Q.O. was busy drawing again last night.

I love this shot of Baxter draped over the arm of “his” chair.  He is so alert and so happy to pose for the camera.

7 thoughts on “Tiffany Lamp Quilt Block 17

  1. Are you sure I can’t win Baxter!?!?!? He is awesome!!! Did you get your cats from a breeder? And do the females also have those lil ear tufts? He has me so intrigued! 🙂 Pat


  2. You know, when I look at Mr Q.O.’s drawing I can definitely see it’s Baxter! You certainly surprised yourself with the amount of blocks finished, didn’t you?


  3. I meant to comment three blog posts ago.
    Sorry to hear work is hammering you. I hope it eases up soon. At least you’re getting some time fo sewing, even if not as much as you’d like. Great blocks.
    And I love the Baxter art.
    This latest photo of Baxter is one of my favourites. I love the alert look. I’m so tempted to try and get a maine coone next time around


  4. Baxter is so regal in this photo. I LOVE this one!
    Great block, again, Cathi! These fabrics are wonderful!
    Mr. Q.O., I’m really enjoying your Baxter drawings! Great job! Keep them coming please.


  5. Baxter is so cooperative! It is beneath my cats dignity to pose for photos! Every once in a while, I will catch one of them unawares, and I’ve caught a kitten who doesn’t know that he isn’t supposed to pose. LOL!
    Your New York Beauty blocks are going to produce stunning quilts!


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