Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September has a couple of gasps left in it

Now that I've finished (finally!) both my Gwennie medallions, I can spare a moment for other things.  Like, you know, things I can actually post about while I'm waiting for the last Big Gwennie Reveal.  (Can't wait!)

I pulled out some reds and yellows and tried to get a bit more than the occasional piglet done.  Since Gwennie came into my life, I've sadly neglected the RSC.
Kaleidoscopes were clearly called for, and luckily I'd packed my trusty kaleidoscope ruler.  (Don't leave home without it!)


And a slightly artsier shot -


Yep, there are pigeons in the kaleidoscopes, too...

A few of Chantal's Pinwheels also perked things up. 


Since I'm making these as 6" blocks, I'm going to need a bunch to make a quilt, so I think this block will continue into next year's RSC as well.  Not exactly a hardship, since I love making them.  And the block Chantal is making this year for RSC - Peace and Plenty - is also pulling me in.  I think I'll end up copying her again next year. 
And if you add in all the blocks Cathy has been making that are also drool-worthy, that I also want to make, it's starting to look like I'll be taking on even more blocks than I've got piling up this year.  Especially when you consider how many of this year's blocks are going to roll over to 2017...
Oh, well.  I just won't think about it until I have to.  Or until I run out of fabric.  (Ahahahahahahaha!)

And just as I was putting away the camera, I heard a familiar sounding giggle coming from under a stack of fat quarters...


Apparently there are monkeys in Maryland, too.

Looks like she's got a flower tucked behind her ear, doesn't it?

12 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Could the monkeys be considered and invasive species?

Libby in TN said...

I'm gasping just keeping track of all you've gotten done. Can't wait for the Gwennie reveal, either!

Vic in NH said...

OMG, is that a clear table to spread your blocks out upon? Not at my house, sigh, I'm so jealous. The blocks are beautiful and I love all your kaleidoscopes! and the monkey!

Scrap and quilts said...

You did great with the kaleidoscope blocks and you were prepared with THE ruler. I don't know where I got this impression but I have the feeling that what you'll do next year will be full of rainbows. lol. And all of the quilts will be soooo lovely. :^D Love the monkey à la fleur. Too cute!
Thanks for the shout out, my friend. I appreciate it. ;^)

Mystic Quilter said...

I'm not surprised to read that some of your projects will be rolling over to 2017, you have quite a few!! Do like the pinwheels.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I like the expression - gasps. You have so much going on, take time to enjoy them. I , too, love the mirror image pinwheel blocks.

Kate said...

You definitely made the most of those last opportunities to get lots done. Beautiful blocks!

Sally Trude said...

Yes. I can hardly wait for the Gwennie reveal. And I hope your monkey gets over the measles soon.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love your kaleidoscope blocks! And I had a little giggle too when I read all about that last little monkey!

Ann said...

I always like red in quilts and you have so many in the works. Thanks for linking with Kaleidoscope of Butterflies.

Janie said...

How fun! I like your 'art' shot. Thanks for sharing.

Monica said...

Great set of kaleidoscopes, Gayle! I particularly like that "artsy" shot. :D