I’ve been getting lots done. Now I just need to try to start blogging on a more consistent basis.
A pretty orange harpsichord block. The more I make of these blocks, the faster I find I’m sewing them. I love the pops of colour in each block with the little .75″ squares.
The back, after pressing and grading the seams.
Then a green harpsichord block.
And its back after pressing and grading of the seams.
Then it was time to make another one of the Tranquil Garden blocks. Even though this star is mostly pink, I like it with the teal kites.
And its back, after pressing. I’ve pretty much decided not to worry about grading the seams on these blocks. But I may go back and do some of them where there’s a possibility of any darker fabrics shadowing though on some seams.
I finally realized what may be part of the reason I so love working with Kona Bay fabrics – they’re a cotton sateen. There is such a difference in how they feel and press and I’ve always loved working with them. It’s sad to think that no new Kona Bay fabrics will ever be produced, so now I’m wondering if any other quilt fabric manufacturers make cotton sateen quilt fabrics.
I have little stacks of pieces like these, all ready to sew. Two stacks have the pieces for a brown & blue Silent Garden, a Tranquil Garden/Silent Garden and a harpsichord block while the other three just have the pieces for the brown & blue Silent Garden and a harpsichord block. Clearly I need to get some more of the pieces of the Tranquil Garden blocks printed. All the stars are done, and I know I’ll get these blocks done and joined quickly once I have everything ready. Since all the pieces are printed for the harpsichord blocks, maybe I need to spend a bit of time over the next week or so and get everything printed for the two Silent Garden tops.
The latest of the elevator lobby flowers are wonderfully cheerful – love that sunny burst of yellow while we deal with the last bit of dull, grey winter.
“Amplified Harpsichords in a Not So Quiet Garden”.
Jake was looking out the window watching, I think, for some birds or squirrels or – well, anything interesting!
Baxter decided to just lounge on the bed.