I know that I’m in the minority on this, but I love working with small pieces. And while I continue working on piecing the blocks for the Pickled Ladies pieced border, I keep thinking about a miniature — hmm, something. What it might be, I have no idea quite yet.
Maybe I’ll keep making as many of these tiny Carpenter’s Wheel blocks as I can and turn this into something other than a 12″ miniature?
Maybe I’ll do something other than this with the 2″ clamshells. One idea that I can’t seem to stop thinking about is how much fun the 2″ clamshells might be set as four patches.
Maybe another small quilt made of tiny kaleidoscope LeMoyne Stars? It will have to be with different fabrics if I do as the fabric I used to fussy cut/print for this tiny quilt top has been used elsewhere. And my love of piecing miniatures is yet another reason I am so very grateful for Inklingo collections that allow me to print the tiny shapes right on to the back of my fabrics. I can’t even begin to imagine accurately cutting or tracing templates that small for the tiny quilts I so love to make!
Then again, perhaps it won’t be a miniature. I may do something else with the Orange Peel Deluxe collection. There’s one idea involving shapes in that collection that I can’t seem to get out of my mind and, of course, the big attraction there is that it would be lots and lots of curved piecing. Or something else altogether may suddenly have to be made – as in if there’s a new Inklingo collection released between now and the time I finish Pickled Ladies. That may well send me off on an altogether different path. It’s fun wondering what Inklingo collection might be coming next!
But right now my focus is on the pieced blocks for the Pickled Ladies border. I have 13 more to make and then it will be time to start sewing them together and then adding all the borders to the top. It’s fun to think about what I might start next, while I work on those blocks, even though there are at least four other things that should be on top of my list. Adding another row of rings to the Joseph’s Coat, working on the two-colour Double Wedding Ring, and two baby quilts should really be my focus after I finish Pickled Ladies but the idea of starting something new is SO appealing!
“Working With Small Pieces.”
I seem to be taking a lot of closeup photos of Jake these days.
This photo, while a bit blurry as I took it when Baxter was in the midst of washing his paw/face, made me laugh when I looked at it. Baxter has allergies that have caused him to sneeze and one of his eyes is rather weepy. We were at the vet with him on Thursday and he’s now doing better (although he’d much rather not have anything to do with the eye drops that were prescribed). So this photo made me laugh, thinking it looked as though he was either hiding his face so I couldn’t get near him with the dreaded eye drops or making a kitty version of a rude gesture with his paw to get his point across about them!