The car is still ignoring me when I turn the key (I've got an extension cord on the way so I can use my battery charger. Drat being parked too far from an outlet.), but the weather has finally warmed up enough that walking down to my studio isn't a prelude to frostbite.
While the kids were here for the weekend, we auditioned the greens I'd ordered. (Yes! The UPS man turned up!)
One of them was an immediate 'no' - way too grassy green. It's attractive, but totally wrong for this project.
But one was just perfect.
(Ignore my knees in that picture...)
It's a perfect match for one of the colors in the sashing.
Daughter, Son-in-law, and I all agreed it was just the thing for the border. Yay!
I also really liked the third color, which is actually greener than this next photo makes it appear.
Maybe it'll turn up as the binding?
Ah, the binding. Another thing to dither about. Is it too soon to start?
I tried to make up for lost time in other projects, too. A couple of 365 Challenge blocks:
A couple more Chantal's Pinwheels:
And for Turid, I made a Wonky Star in RSC colors:
(She's now making piglets! There have been piglet sightings in Norway and Australia. Will 2016 be the Year of the Piglet?) (I hope so!)
And somehow I ended up making some more brown kaleidoscopes.
I swear I don't know how it happens. One minute I'm cutting strips of fabric, and the next thing I know I've got that ruler in my hand and all these triangles are appearing.
So now I've got 7 blue/violet blocks and 8 brown/pink blocks.
I may have to find a better hiding place for the ruler...
And you know there had to be another piglet, right?
Yeah, another piglet.
Another ridiculously adorable piglet.
If I start making kaleidoscope piglets, someone will stop me, right?