An inelegant name for this quilt but so far that’s the best I can come up with. This block measures 18″ tip to tip. At the moment, I’m thinking about using only this pink fabric and the cream and making a total of 9 of these stars. That would give me a 54″ square centre and then I think I’d do something with a border that included some smaller stars. That’s a very preliminary plan. Putting the star together was fun as there were tons and tons of opportunities for continuous stitching.
Pressing it was quick and easy to do, as I pressed after each round of diamonds was added to the centre star. The back:
I was notified yesterday that Chintz Circles had won the contest — so thank you to everyone who voted for it! I’m thrilled it won and can’t wait to call my aunt today to tell her that her quilt won in an online quilt contest. I think she’ll get a kick out of it.
The trip to the vet’s office with Lester didn’t start well. He really did not want to go in the carrier and we were both afraid he’d have a heart attack as he was getting very stressed. We were literally at the point of giving up and just calling the vet to describe his symptoms when we were able to finally get him in the carrier without causing him more stress. He has an upper respiratory infection which is apparently not uncommon in kitties who have HCM. So he’s back on antibiotics, but a different one this time. The difference within a few hours of his first dose was incredible. He spent a lot of time curled up resting on the pink couch, and we’re all feeling much better now having seen the huge improvement.
Smudge seems to be watching him too.