The 4.5″ Castle Wall block really, really appeals to me. For the first one, I just couldn’t resist making a whimsical block with some kitties peeking out of the castle. Once I had found the kitty print to fussy print/cut, then I rummaged through my scrap box looking for the dark and red fabrics and then was off to the races.
I used two of the little rectangles, one of the bonus shapes in the 4.5″ Castle Wall collection, instead of the square between the diamonds in this block. That way I could have the ribbon of red. So I wonder, is that perhaps light from a fireplace glowing through the windows of the castle and the kitties are peeking out a large door to the castle? Oh, who knows! All I know is that I had an absolute blast making this little block. Now what to do with it? Perhaps I’ll turn it into a mug rug.
The back of my tiny block after grading the seams and pressing. As dark as the dark fabric is, I was able to see the lines that were printed on it without a problem. They don’t show up at all in the photo, but they were clear enough for me to stitch the little block together.
A 9″ Castle Wall block is on the agenda for the weekend. For the 9″ block I’m contemplating something with batiks and a big floral to fussy print/cut for the centre.
Then I’ve got to get serious about the baby quilt. I’m contemplating making six 15″ Feathered Star blocks, which would make it 30 x 45 before borders. A friend thinks I’ve lost my mind, and I think she may well be right but the idea really appeals to me. If I get started printing the shapes this weekend and give myself two months to make it, I think that’s loads of time and would give me lots of play time to work on other projects as well.
And there’s where the question comes up. Have you ever seen a baby quilt made with Feathered Stars? Does the idea seem a bit too over the top? I love the challenge of making Feathered Stars and, with Inklingo, I know they’ll come out perfectly. But I also want the quilt to be something that will be used, not admired and tucked away.
This weekend sounds like the perfect time to get started on the baby quilt as we have yet another storm system headed towards us that may bring a lot of snow. And then they say there will be yet another big storm in the middle of next week. What a winter!
“Spring Flowers Near the Castle.” I guess they’re figuring the groundhog is going to predict an early spring on Sunday.
Jake loves to curl up in a little wicker basket kitty bed. It’s too small for Baxter, but the perfect size for Jake.
Baxter was staring towards the kitchen. Mr. Q.O. captioned this one, “Is Jake heading for the food bowls?”