I’m past the halfway point of sewing the blocks for the third rows of both the B&B Silent Garden and Tranquil Garden tops, so I decided it was time to pull out a bunch of the stars for the Not So Silent Garden top that I’ll use for its first and other of its alternate rows.
I printed more of the irregular hexagons and kites and now have quite a few ready to sew into alternate blocks. Not all of these will be in its first alternate row, but I’m hoping that I’ll have enough choice from this group that will work for it. I want to have these done at the same time as I get its first row sorted out. Then I’ll lay them out and sort out placement of all of the stars in the NSSG top.
Because I had the first two rows done and had laid out the remaining B&B Silent Garden and Tranquil Garden stars, I already had the placement of their fourth rows sorted out – as the little pinned-on notes of placement show.
Having the placement of the Tranquil Garden as well as the B&B Silent Garden stars already sorted out is great and is why I want to get to this stage with the NSSG stars. Once I have that layout figured out, then it will be nothing but sewing from now until all three of these Silent Garden tops are done. I had made a few extra alternate Tranquil Garden blocks initially and some of those did end up in row 4 rather than its row 2 which is why it appears some of them are already sewn.
Now it’s back to sewing blocks for row 3 and a couple more NSSG blocks to try out for row 1 of that top.
Baxter loves this mouse toy. It’s usually a blur of motion as he tosses it around, but I had just picked it up and put it in front of him and quickly took this before he started tossing it around again.