I reached my goal and have finished piecing the little red and white blocks. All that’s left is to add a small sashing and border and get the little red and white top quilted, which I think I can possibly … Continue reading
Wednesday night I was so happy as I’d finished sewing the last group of triangles into arcs for the final six black and white New York Beauty blocks and could see the end coming of working with just black and … Continue reading
I’m back to piecing the border blocks for the Pickled Ladies top, but I had to take some time on the weekend to go through and pick out all my pink and green batiks, so I can dream about making … Continue reading
This is what a block I sewed together the other day would have looked like. No picture of that block, as I finally realized what I was doing wrong and those stitches were taken out very, very quickly – I … Continue reading
That’s what I’ve been working with – lots and lots of black and white. First of all, some black and white units for the setting pieces of the Pickled Ladies. Everything is ready for fussy cutting/printing the setting half clamshells. … Continue reading
It was a glorious day yesterday. The gardeners had been and cut the grass, so it was the perfect time to take some of the tops I finished over the fall/winter/early spring out to the roof garden for a photo shoot.
We finally have a picture of the Case of the Secret Garden that shows the true colours of the fabrics I used. I’m still dithering over a border treatment for this one. I think perhaps something plain to frame it rather than a pieced one as I’d rather keep the focus on the centre of the quilt than distract from it with a more involved pieced border.
Memories of Smudge also needed to be photographed outdoors. Now I’m sure what I want to do with borders for this little quilt top.
And finally, the Tiffany Lamp New York Beauty. There are a lot of metallic fabrics in this top. They were reflecting the sunlight rather intensely in some spots.
On Monday, the crab apple tree blossoms were barely buds. Yesterday they were beautiful delicate pink blossoms. We’re supposed to have rain and storms today, so I’m glad we got this photo yesterday.
While we were out on the roof garden, the cardinals were going from tree to tree. What a treat it is to see and listen to them. The male is just barely visible in this shot. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see the little splash of red there.
It’s a kitty picnic!
Baxter still hasn’t spotted the cardinals, although he has been watching the sparrows rather intently. So intently that he just had to have a nap!
Vicki at 2 Bags Full is hosting the Grow Your Blog event. There are over 400 bloggers participating, a lot of them with giveaways. What a fun way to discover some blogs that are new to you! My name’s Cathi … Continue reading
The New York Beauty top is now finished. It finishes at 36″ x 42″. Just after I had finished stitching the last row on, I held it up with light behind it and it was like looking at a stained … Continue reading
Two more rows added to the New York Beauty top and three left to go. It took me about 3 hours to add the two rows, so I’m thinking that sometime Wednesday evening the last row will be sewn on … Continue reading
All the Yin Yang blocks in the Memories of Smudge top are now joined. After having joined them previously and then deciding to rearrange them, the blocks sat for a while. But I picked them back up late last week, … Continue reading