Over the past week or so I’ve been getting a lot more of the pieces ready to sew for the three Silent Garden tops along with the 9-patch blocks and the Harpsichord quilt. Now that’s done I’m organized and ready to sew!
Each of the projects has its own staging box. One for the Tranquil Garden quilt.
One for the brown and blue Silent Garden project. I have to come up with a name for this one other than just brown & blue.
One for the Not So Silent Garden. I still have lots to print for this one but I’ve got a good start on it.
One for the Harpsichord Quilt. I have pieces of some of the fabrics I used for the Harpsichord top in there to ensure I don’t use them in something else until I’m sure I’ve got everything I need for the top. I have yardage of the other black music fabric and gold fabrics I’ve used for the octagons set aside as well.
Finally, the staging box for the 9-patch blocks.
The pieces in those boxes will be put into stacks like those in this large box. Each stack has the pieces for 12 blocks – 2 of each of the three Silent Garden tops and 6 Harpsichord blocks. I love having lots ready just like this as it makes the hand piecing of the blocks seem much faster, so for me it’s time well spent.
This is what one stack looks like. When I take a stack out of the box, I add two of the 9-patch blocks so each stack actually ends up being for 14 blocks.
Having the irregular hexagon, kite and triangle units sewn together makes it really fast to add them to the stars for the Silent Garden tops. So when I take a stack out of that box, along with adding the 9-patch blocks, I’m sewing the units for the six Silent Garden blocks in each stack first.
And we all know that this organization and the decision to work on these five quilt tops will go right out the window if a new Inklingo collection is released that involves curved piecing because – well, curved piecing is impossible for me to resist.
Finally – finally! – the daffodils have bloomed. I’ve been watching for them for what feels like months and yesterday they bloomed. Along with the daffodils blooming, the fact they were working on getting the sprinkler system ready out on the roof garden tells me that spring may finally be here.
Jake was happy to have something to watch out on the roof garden yesterday.
As was Baxter.