Over the weekend I got all the little triangle units pieced for the red and white mini quilt and one of the four-patch units made. It won’t take long now to get the three additional red and white blocks made. In fact, I’m relatively sure I can get them done by the end of this week. And there are now only four more black and white NYB blocks left to make and I think I might be able to get them finished this week as well.
And it’s a very good thing that’s so, because there is definitely trouble ahead!
Very big trouble!!
On the weekend, on the Inklingo Facebook page, we saw this photo of a test block designed and made by Linda Franz, the inventor of Inklingo (photo posted with permission from Linda). It’s called Ribbon Flower. It’s a design that I’ve been in love with since I first saw it in the Inklingo Idea Book, a free download that’s full of inspiration, and have been so hoping that a collection would be released for it. And now? Now, there is a collection coming in a few weeks!
See why do I say there’s trouble ahead? Because all that curved piecing and the fun picking out fabrics to make Ribbon Flower will be my undoing and the Peony Quilt may have very stiff competition at keeping my attention – although I do want to make it.
But Ribbon Flower? I can’t even begin to imagine how much fun that’s going to be to piece and watch those beautiful blocks come together! Waiting a few weeks for the collection to be released is going to feel like a very, very, very long time!
So I’m on a deadline now. I am going to get the red and white blocks finished this week, because I am determined to have the little red and white quilt ready for Canada Day on July 1. I want to finish sewing the last four New York Beauty blocks as finishing the Pickled Ladies quilt top is also top priority.
Jake was on the windowsill again.
While Baxter was snoozing on the top level of the kitty tree.