It felt like ages since I’d made a NYB block so on the weekend I started working on a few more. This will go in the Tiffany Lamp quilt.
As will this one. One more block for the Tiffany Lamp quilt and the blocks for the first of the series of quilts will be done. I think. I may make it a 25-block quilt, but I’ll decide that once I get the next block done and a temporary design wall up so I can play.
The seams are graded as I’m doing these as I go. I’ve found a really fast way to stitch the NYB blocks and am thinking of doing a tutorial. I think it takes me longer to choose the fabrics for each block than it does to stitch them.
I was set up to cut the red and white fabrics for the borders of the red and white quilt but decided to first cut a few more batiks to print shapes for the Monet NYB blocks. I had just changed the blade in my rotary cutter. Started to cut and kept getting an extra very tiny sliver, basically not more than an extra thread, that was being cut. I thought perhaps it was a bad blade and decided to change it again. Then I realized I had put two blades on the rotary cutter. At that point I figured I should leave the cutting for another day. But this week the red and white top will be finished.
Once the red and white is done, the next up for concentrated work will be the Pickled Ladies. I’ve decided on a border treatment and got my window templates ready for it as it will involve some fussy cutting/printing as well. I’m very excited about how it’s going to look and plan to start the fussy cutting/printing this week.
Our weekend was glorious and warm. Saturday afternoon I spent some time out on the roof garden reading under a tree. It was wonderful as there was a fabulous breeze that kept the heat from feeling too oppressive.
“Is that what you’re making?”
This is one of my favourite shots of Baxter so far.