Stitching a New York Beauty block was my reward last night. This one is going in the Monet NYB quilt. My reward for what? For finishing one more of the pieced blocks for the red and white quilt border – seven more to go which should take me around two more weeks, maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less.
I can’t imagine stitching these blocks and getting the super spiky points without having the shapes printed on the fabric. I used two batiks in this one, which made pressing it easy as can be.
And now there are three. And there are three fabrics which appear in each of them so far.
There were a couple of comments yesterday about Aunt Becky’s Finger Protector. After watching the video about using it here (scroll down a bit on the page to see the video), I think that’s the best bet for me. Because my hands fatigue relatively easily, I think holding the spoon I talked about yesterday would become a problem quickly. But having the Aunt Becky’s Finger Protector on my fingers beneath the quilt looks like it wouldn’t be tiring at all.
Baxter is a very playful cat. He loves to chase and be chased and his favourite thing is to sneak up behind us and bat at our ankles. I can almost envision him sticking his tongue out at us, just like this, as he sneaks up.
Baxter and the bears. He has to rest up between games of chase and where better than on “his” quilt with his bear buddies?