Katie's Star Patch is laid out, ready to start the basting.
By the time I got this far, my knees were done, so I creaked to my feet and figured I'll continue another day. I have a gardening kneeler that I haven't used, so I think I'll hunt that up when I'm ready to baste. (I've never used it because I didn't want to get it dirty. Yeah, I know. On the other hand, I've never kneeled in the garden, either, since I don't like getting my knees dirty. Squatting works just fine for gardening. Not so much for basting.) (Obviously I was saving the kneeler for this basting job. That's it. Perfectly reasonable. See?)
It's been long enough since I did any machine quilting that I don't have a lot of confidence in my abilities. A little practice is called for, so I pieced a doll quilt top from some nine patch blocks that were left out of the Star Patch (too bright red!), and that'll be my first
I've also got a Bear's Paw crib quilt that I pieced back in the late 70's and never finished. (It's mostly brown. Some orange, but mostly brown. I don't know what I was thinking either.) It'll be experiment #2. If it continues to be
And since I have all this free time since I'm done piecing blocks for Garden Party, I've been playing with scraps.
Recently I saw a Snail's Trail that I admired, and I remembered that it's one of the quilts I've always wanted to make. So I put a couple of blocks together.
Yeah, they're fun. Not Hot Cross Bun fun, but still fun.
I did these yesterday.
Pay no attention to that monkey that's photobombing. I've found it's best to just ignore them.
Today I made a couple more
including this scrappy one, just to see what it would look like.
I'm in process of writing a tutorial, since I'm making them out of 1.5" strips and 2.5" strips.
The other night, I saw a stunning quilt made of Ohio Star blocks. Only, unlike my blocks, the darks and lights were reversed.
I had to make a couple. You know how it is.
Ignore the monkey. It's just trying to show off.
And since I made two, I had to make a couple more, right?
I like them. A lot. Especially mixed in with my other Ohios.
Good thing I like making these stars. I don't think I'm going to be able to stop any time soon.
By this time, all the monkeys were just screaming for attention.
So I gathered up all I could find and laid them out.
Twenty-three of them have managed to sneak in.
Which leaves a gap in the bottom row. Can't have that.
I 'located' another one.
There. That's better.
I still haven't figured out how they're getting in...
Linking to Mrs Sew and Sow's Scraptastic Tuesday. Come see all the pretties!