So far I’m still sticking with the Christmas Fireworks and two more blocks are done.
First one with the star pointing straight.
Then an off-centre one.
The back of the straight star after grading of the seams and pressing it. When I was taking the photos, I happened to scroll through my camera roll really quickly and it was fun to see how much movement the block that seems off-centre adds. Now I’m really glad I decided to do the blocks both ways!
I’m also very grateful that I caught on to the effect of the two blocks early as I had only made a few of each type and now can ensure that I have equal numbers of the more colourful centres in both settings. I’m excited about putting this top together which will hopefully – hopefully — keep me piecing the blocks!
What else have I been doing? Spending altogether far too much time watching kittens at Tiny Kittens, a rescue organization in British Columbia. The work they do with feral and other cats is extraordinary. Right now there are two groups of kittens – one group composed of kittens that are 5 and 7 weeks old and another group that are just 2 days old. It’s very, very, very easy to suddenly lose hours, watching kitten antics.