When I realized I was going to blog about finished Harpsichord and NSSG blocks, the thought of a harpsichord in a Not So Silent Garden just made me laugh.
This is the seventh of the NSSG blocks I’ve done. I’ve finally started to keep count and think I may stop after another three or four and start joining some of these into row 1 and then sort out what will be in row 2. They’re just so much fun to sew that I don’t want to stop.
The back after pressing and grading the seams.
Then I finished a purple Harpsichord block. Sticking with this has meant my stack of finished Harpsichord blocks has really grown.
And its back after pressing and grading of seams.
Because this was the end of the half stack of 3 each of the Silent Garden and Harpsichord blocks, it was time to do another one of the little 9-patches. The box that the finished ones go in is starting to get too full, so after a few more it will be time to put them in a larger box. And this is anther project that is finally growing after way too long in hibernation!
Remember I said I was thinking got starting something new? Well, it wasn’t this!! I had something else in mind and had no intention of doing anything with 45-degree diamonds. Until, that is, I saw this post on Chopin – A Passionate Quilter about a quilt made with them called the York Quilt from a Quiltmania Vintage Quilts publication. Oh, my – using the Inklingo .88″ 45-degree diamonds or, for that matter, perhaps the .75″ ones, I might just have to make a mini York Quilt. The name alone makes me think it’s meant to be as Toronto was, in its infancy, nicknamed Muddy York. So along with the idea of all that fabulous continuous sewing that would be part of hand piecing those blocks, the name attracts me as does the quilt itself. I can see it in all sorts of bright batiks with a pretty background fabric. A mini wouldn’t take that long to sew, and there’s no reason I’d have to make it all that large either or maybe I would want to make all 30 blocks. Who knows! But perhaps I should print enough diamonds to make one block and see what I think before I jump in. That might make the most sense.
Baxter was practicing his lion look, I think, or perhaps it was his “Have I got you hypnotized into giving me more treats yet?” look.