Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Playing with Pieces

After losing a chunk of my weekend to being on-call (whoa - that was an adventure!), I was able to play on Monday.  I sewed. 

Last month I mucked about with the little kites and rather liked this layout.  This week I pulled out some black scrap (which oddly enough was used in another kite quilt) and decided there was just enough scrap to frame these little kites.  Oh, I love how this looks.  It's made from 12 blocks, each 3⅛" raw.  They had partial seams with that tiny ¾" middle square.  Right now it measures roughly 8x11".  I may trim it down, so the out blocks won't be full squares, to cut down on the black border.  We'll see what it looks like after I quilt it.

I also worked on the Project Quilting 12.4 challenge.  It calls for a snails trail block, in which I then added kitties.  I had a lot of little grey scraps, so I decided grey cats.  The pink fabric said, "pick me!"  Then for whatever reason, I decided to set it on point.  What do you think?  It would make a great pillow, but I don't think I'd finis that on time.  So I'm thinking a table topper.  It should finish at roughly 18" square.

Now... how to quilt these?

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  1. Those cats are fabulous. Such a fabulous take on a snails trail block. Those kites really pop on that fantastic black fabric. How wonderful to stitch your Monday away.

  2. I love the kites on the black, too! And the kitties are a really neat take on the Snail's Trail block - great idea, Sally!

  3. I love your kites too. And your kitties are fantastic! I love the way the snails trail blocks make them looks like entwined tails.

  4. Cute kitties! I do like them set on point.

  5. Those kitties, and the kites, too, are adorbs! I think the kitties need spiral quilting. Just a thought.

  6. Very nice snail's trail kitties. My thought is to quilt it the same way, with swirls. Have fun.


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