I got on a roll! And I’ve been sewing these little harpsichord blocks so much faster than I was when I initially began making them that it almost feels like a little assembly line, but if it’s an assembly line it’s a fun one as each little block is so cute! Since I finished that one that I found that was partially finished, I’ve now done – count ’em – eight more.
A peach one.
Some purple ones.
A red one.
Finally – of course there are some pink ones.
I waited to press them until I had a few so now that they’re pressed I’ll quickly grade the seams, which I do find much easier after they’re pressed, and then they can get added to the group of completed blocks. Someone asked the other day – I use the Karen Kay Buckley 4″ serrated scissors when I’m grading the seams. I find those scissors are my absolute favourites for cutting fabric, whether it be grading seams or when I cut curved pieces to sew.
I’ve found a speedier piecing sequence that is making these faster to sew and involves lots of continuous piecing. I think Friday’s post may just be about the stitching sequence as I’ll undoubtedly be putting these down as soon as the Ribbon Flower collection is released and who knows for how long. So having that post to go back to, to remind myself of the sewing sequence, will be really helpful.
Why might the Harpsichord Quilt project be on the shelf for a longer time than I anticipated? Because Linda showed, on the Inklingo Facebook page, an alternate block that can be made with an extra shape that’s going to be included in the collection which is going to undoubtedly mean that I have two types of peonies in my Peony Quilt – some made with double sunflowers and others with that alternate Ribbon Flower. So somehow I think that the Harpsichord blocks are going to take a longer time-out than anticipated. But until the Ribbon Flower collection is released, I’m going to try to stick with the Harpsichord Quilt project and see if I can get at least another 10 blocks finished. I tried picking up the Stormy Seas unfinished block and just couldn’t get excited about piecing it. Hopefully, once the Peony Quilt gets really going, I will find I want to go back to Stormy Seas as well.
Another find in the camera was this shot Mr. Q.O. took in the spring of Baxter and Jake snoozing in the kitty tree, aka bunk beds.