Diversions, Large and Small

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The two other diversions that were irresistible and took me away from Springtime in Paris. Both involving 45-degree diamonds. One very large and one very small.

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First, the large diversion – a 9″ LeMoyne Star. A new Inklingo collection for 9″ LeMoyne Stars came out and I had to try one. I have a plan, I think, for a quilt made using shapes in this collection. But first I wanted to make one of these huge LeMoyne Stars. I actually printed enough shapes on two fabrics, using one of the combo pages, to make two of these 9″ stars and think that, with a small border on one side, that these will end up as mug rugs.

Of course I pieced the 9″ LeMoyne Star by hand, only because I find it so relaxing, but there is a great tutorial on stitching these by machine to be found on the How to sew LeMoyne Stars post on the All About Inklingo blog. And I know that when I get to the larger project I’m contemplating using the shapes in this collection I will be doing most of the stitching by machine and will follow the tutorial.

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Second, the small diversion. But this is only the beginning of this little diversion that’s made with .75″ 45-degree diamonds. And these are such fun to work with that I know I’ll have this little block finished in no time. There will be four of them, I think. The whole idea is taking shape in my mind so I know I just need to make the first one. Then I’ll get back to this as soon as Springtime in Paris is finished.

And I will be back to working on Springtime in Paris before the weekend.

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“Stars.”

There has been a lot of activity out on the roof garden the past few days. Robins, woodpeckers, cardinals, sparrows and squirrels have all been seen in the trees. And it appears we have a mockingbird. But all the activity during the daytime has made for some very tired kitties.

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Jake found a nice soft spot to have a quick nap.

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While Baxter was sleeping up high in the kitty tree.

3 thoughts on “Diversions, Large and Small

  1. Looks like more great ideas are looming in your mind! I hope there won’t be an overload, LOL!
    Watching birds does take a lot out of those kitties! I can imagine what they are thinking if they could just get hold of one of those birds!

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  2. I don’t blame you. Who wouldn’t want to be sewing diamond stars. The only reason I am not at the moment is that I have slightly stronger will power 😉

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