This was the last project I unearthed on the weekend. The shabby chic yin yang blocks. These are larger blocks though – 6″ ones, to be exact. Which makes these huge blocks in comparison to the little Drunkard’s Path and spool blocks I’ve shown earlier this week.
The stack of pieces just sitting, waiting to be stitched.
So I had to stitch one. Particularly as we were having a wonderful lightning and thunderstorm. Which made me think of spring. Which is what these blocks always make me think of. I love stitching these blocks. Curved piecing and shabby chic fabrics. I don’t think I could ask for anything more.
Even more fun is how perfectly they press. If you click on this photo to enlarge it, you can see the little matching points that are printed on the fabrics – and they are the secret to making these blocks. I can’t imagine making them without using Inklingo to print the templates on my fabrics. In fact, I know I couldn’t do it. When I first fell in love with this block it was before there was an Inklingo Yin Yang collection. So I made freezer paper templates, added stitching lines and tried tracing them using the freezer paper templates. The block I made with that process was — well, disaster pretty much covers it. It was a volcano in the middle. There was no way I could get the lines fine enough when tracing. Yet with the perfect fine lines of Inklingo and the matching points, the block goes together like a dream and there’s no volcano in the middle.
“Impending Thundersnow — Better Go In.”
Jake loves spending some time on the kitty tree. It gives us an opportunity to get some photos of him in natural light without the flash.
A while later, after Jake had left the kitty tree, Baxter was on the windowsill. Mr. Q.O. captioned this one, “Hmm, all clear so far.”