Harpsichords in Silent Gardens with a Pickled Lady

That title definitely made me laugh. Lots of different blocks in this post! First the 5th block of row 3 of the B&B Silent Garden top. Then the 5th block of row 3 of the Tranquil Garden top. This one … Continue reading

Lots of Silent Garden & Other Blocks

While I may have been quiet, there has been a fair amount of quilt-related activity. The first thing I did was to get out a couple of stacks of pieces for the various Silent Garden variations I’m making as I … Continue reading

Lots and Lots of Blocks

I’ve been busy and got five blocks done for this post. First a Tranquil Garden block. And its back. I had promised I’d post a photo of the fabric I used to fussy cut/print the diamonds for the stars in … Continue reading

An Addition to the Rotation

Ha! As soon as I finished typing that title, I realized it made me think of baseball rather than quilting. But maybe that’s because baseball begins this Thursday! Now I know why my mother always started her “it’s a long, … Continue reading

A Few More UFOs/PIBs

While cleaning up the sewing area and while the design wall was empty before I started working on the Memories of Smudge layout, I decided it was time to document some of the other UFOs that are lurking in the … Continue reading

Possibilities 2 and 3

The 2″ Drunkard’s Path units are another one of the candidates for the baseball playoffs quilt. There are 57 more of them done and shown in this photo. There are only 256 left to make. They’re all in this box, … Continue reading

Colourful Little Nine Patches

Over the past few months, I have worked on putting the 9-patch blocks together bit by bit. Sometimes when I’m stitching a block like a Feathered Star, I’ll reach the end of some continuous stitching and, rather than begin the next stage, it’s the perfect time to make one or two of these blocks. There are nine left to make and then I’ll have the total needed for the little quilt I have in mind.

Seconds after that photo was taken, Baxter had one of the 9-patch blocks in his mouth and was proudly carting it off towards the kitchen. I have a feeling he was taking it to put in his water bowl. Thankfully I rescued it before he got that far!

The stack of finished 9-patch blocks on point have also been growing as that’s another easy stitch to pick up after some more involved piecing.

But the box full of the 9-patch blocks waiting to be surrounded by triangles has grown at a faster pace than those that have been finished.  The box is now full to the brim.

Baxter was curled up in his kitty bed beside the toy basket. He loves to curl up there, particularly on cooler evenings which last night definitely was.