Sunday, March 18, 2018

Fish Review

There was absolutely no sewing today. However, this weekend I helped at a local quilt show. And this is the quilt I submitted.

This was not in the show because its still a quilt top.

These were not in the show because they are quilt blocks. And so ends this episode of quilt guilt.

And now I have to go attend to yeowing cat guilt.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Green Kittens

Here is a litter of green kittens. If you would like to see more green, visit the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge.

And if you want the attention-seeking you go.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Owl Quilt Basting

A little bit of progress each day and I finally have the owl quilt laid out on the cutting table for layering. Of course, Buddy has been jumping up on the table, feels the pins stick him, and then he pulls at them in retaliation. And, of course, I wouldn't have gotten this far if Molly wasn't off in another room taking a nap.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Blog Review

Today I pressed all of the demented/tormented strips and began slicing them. I also cut 2.5 yard strips for the speedy chicken sashing rows. Molly and Buddy tried to help me cut the long sashing strips if help means "annoyed me to exasperation." Now Molly is giving you her review of my blog post and more generally, my life.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Chickens again! And demented.

I finally got all the chickens sewn into rows. And at this point I'm wondering if I should abandon the plan to put sashing between the rows. However, if I don't, I will forever feel silly that I sewed small sashing bits between each chicken. In any case, I feel a quilt top may be in my future.

And as I was sewing together the chickens, I also finished sewing all the strips for the demented/tormented quilt.

Last week I showed this picture to show my process for making this quilt. So far, I have finished sewing all the strips piled on the left side. Then I will finish pressing them and then cut them into two inch rectangles.

Molly is so sorry that you had to see those chickens again and pictures of strip sets. As a reward she would like you to see something interesting...

This is the fascinating squirrel that climbs up on the feeder...

And then enjoys a little snack. Molly says, "You're welcome!"

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Green Postage and Coins

Here is my green postage panel. Finishing this block always feels wonderful. Making it is a bit like getting old though. You start off making two patches and that process feels like it takes for ever. Then come the four patches that come quicker and are nice cause they nestle together. Then by the time I'm to the sixteen patches, my errors are compounding and things don't fit as well as I'd like. But progress speeds up. Then at that point everything goes at lightening speed, except for needing to use the seam ripper a couple of times. And then its done.

And here are the green and white rectangles. These are a lot of fun too, and I look forward to putting these all together. So far I have made six panels each month so hopefully I won't have to play catch-up at the end of the year.

For other lovely green scrappy wonders, please venture over to the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bits and pieces

During a moment of peace and quiet, I quickly layered the eagle. For the backing and binding, I'm using some star fabric that I used in the eagle's wing.

And I have the top three rows of chickens assembled.

Along the way, I am making spools. A lot of these spools are made from chicken feathers, that is, from the same fabric as chicken wings and bodies.

To see more piece-making progress, visit Sew Stitch Snap SHARE at kokaquilts.

And here is an illustration of the phrase "thick as thieves."