While I”ve gotten started on the next block, which is going to be orange, I’ve not managed to get much sewing done.
In fact, this is about all there is to show so far – a little stack of pieces, waiting to be sewn together.
I’ve been busy working on what I think may be the groups of fabrics for another two orange flowers and choosing the purples for one more purple flower. Then I got to the pinks and got lost for hours, choosing fabrics that seemed just right for more pink flowers. I’ve not yet started choosing the fabrics for another two blue flowers so that’s next, but only after I finish this orange flower.
As of right now, I have this grouping set aside for a second orange flower.
And this group for a third. I think I’ve picked out the right background for one of those two groups and am still deciding on what I’ll use for the third.
I got sidetracked into doing this because I had been playing with a possible layout for the quilt in EQ. If I set the blocks on point, which is the way I’m leaning right now, and do a setting of 4 by 5 flowers it would be a nice lap quilt size. However, if I can’t stop choosing fabric groups and keep making more flowers, but don’t set them on point, I’ll have to come up with the perfect sashing for them.
Then I started pulling some yardage to see if I have anything that plays nicely as sashing with the blocks I’ve got done so far and I think I may have narrowed it down to two or three.
I think I may get all the shapes printed on the fabrics I’ve picked out for the other orange, purple and pink flowers after I finish this one that I’ve just started. That way I’ll just have everything ready to sew and won’t get sidetracked like this so often!
The cats both love this spot on the couch when the extra pillow is there for them. Jake had claimed possession of it early in the evening and had a nice sleep.
A few hours later, it was Baxter’s turn – but he wasn’t sleeping. He’s totally fascinated by emery boards and loves to bite them. Just seconds before I took this photo, he was looking around to see where the emery boards might be. The only reason I was able to get this was because Mr. Q.O. was holding an emery board over my head while I quickly took the photo.