New Project – the Peony Quilt

I was convinced I’d stick with it and get finished piecing the Pickled Ladies border, but I suppose it was inevitable that I’d get distracted – I’m blaming the opening of that box full of 6″ sunflowers! So a new project … Continue reading

Orange Sunflower

It has been quite a while since I made one of the 6″ sunflowers. I hadn’t forgotten them, just had been so engrossed in other projects that they kept being put to the back of the line-up of projects. Now that … Continue reading

Batik Sunflowers

When I finished the red and white quilt and the 30 little sunflower blocks in it, I thought I’d never make another sunflower again. Certainly didn’t think I’d make another 6″ one. Maybe a 12″ one would be okay. But … Continue reading

Feathered Star Again

Another one done and three more to go. If I can buckle down and concentrate on stitching the three remaining blocks, I think I could have the centre of the quilt done within 9 to 10 days. Whether I can do that remains to be seen, but I’m going to try. Once the centre sunflower is done, it seems like the block is almost halfway done so today I shall try to get at least two of those centres done.

I love how easy it is to press this block. I graded the seams for two reasons. There are a lot of pieces in each block, so it really helps cut down on the weight and will make the quilt drape nicely. Secondly, I definitely don’t want the red shadowing through.

Yesterday afternoon the fog rolled in and the view out our window was quite eerie. I love how quiet it seems when there’s a thick fog.

Mr. Q.O. captioned this one “That’s the biggest bag of catnip I has ever seen!” Made me laugh the second I saw the picture.

Sunflower Combos

Mr. Q.O. sat down with the stack of fabrics he previously chose and picked out 3 combos for the first of the sunflowers.

Guess I’ve got my work cut out for me getting the shapes printed and the first of these blocks started. As it turns out, it appears this week is a work-free week for me so I’ll have the time to get these started as well as finish a couple of things that didn’t get finished on the weekend.

I think this is my favourite of the combos he’s picked out so far.

Baxter, wide awake and posing for the camera. He’s so active that I always feel like it’s a feat to get a photo of him awake that’s not a blur of movement.