The first block is still not quite finished. I was not stitching as much as usual last night so didn’t finish it. But I know now that I’m definitely making this quilt. From point to point of the pink diamonds at the left and right sides, it will finish at about 10″.
The back so far – pressed, but all the seams are not yet graded. I’ll grade them once I attach the final little piece. The back looks almost as interesting as the front at this point to me.
And this is the final little piece to be added and then what I’m calling a block will be done.
What I’ve learned is that I’m going to do a second test block for a couple of reasons. First of all, I want to turn the first one into a small quilt so a second block will be needed anyway and perhaps a third. Secondly, I’ve identified a different stitching sequence that I think will make this a much faster stitch. I’ll take lots of photos of the process of making the second block and do a short tutorial on it — or perhaps I’ll decide on yet another sequence and that will involve the third test block. It’s certainly not a hardship as I’m having way too much fun making this.
I can’t imagine making this quilt without Inklingo and being able to print the shapes on the back of my fabrics. There are loads of continuous stitching possibilities, and having the perfect stitching lines and matching points makes it so enjoyable and simple.
This could have many different looks. With ’30s fabrics it would be fabulous. With reds and greens, a wonderful Christmas quilt. In rich batiks mixed with metallics it would be spectacular. The possibilities seem endless to me.
Baxter appears to have joined a bike gang “Sons of the Cattery” in today’s ‘toon!
This photo was taken a few days ago when there was some sunshine. The last few grey, rainy, foggy days have not made for great photo opportunities when he has been in his kitty tree as the light has been awful.