Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Out in the garden

The tulips in the front yard are about to wind down. The sun came out so I thought I should acknowledge their presence.

And the pink rhododendron is showing off in the back yard. I passed it on the way to combat with a large patch of English Ivy. I filled a bin but I don't think the patch even noticed I had been there.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tiny Tuesday and Language Precision

It's Tiny Tuesday and here is the Spinner block from the Academic Quilter who provided today's tutorial.

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 (Molly's assessment of the blog post so far). 

Here is one of the I-spy quilts. It helps to take a photo so I can see the big wad of red and dark in the second and third row.

Here is the second I-spy quilt. Again, I will need to redistribute the reds.

And now I would like to show you Buddy's ear...and yes, you can call it a Bud Ear.

These are earbuds trampled by a pony. Oh wait, there is only one ear bud. My mystery for the last couple of days was...where is the second ear bud? The destruction took place in the bedroom...and so my first question was "Is the earbud in Buddy or out?"

Whew. I found it in Buddy's toy pile in the living room.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Aqua bitcoins and more I-spy

Here are the bitcoin blocks (truncated) in offering to the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge.

I also added to a growing pile of I-spy blocks.

But first I had to play "I spy" the end of the thread. I forgot to cover the sewing machine making the sewing room an unsafe space for kittens. To teach me a lesson, Molly grabbed the thread off the spool and dragged it across the sewing room. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

I-spy blocks

I forgot how much fun these blocks are to make. I think I was a bit heavy handed with the yellow and orange, so I think I need to add new tilted triangle colors. I think I already have enough i-spy blocks for three infant-sized quilts (36 inch square).

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Return of I-Spy

I spy a new I-spy quilt in the making.

And what does Majestic Thunder spy? Not much. But his superpower allows him to sense Molly receiving a treat even when he's fast asleep.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tiny Tuesday on Wednesday

Here's my Tiny Tuesday Courthouse steps from yesterday's Tiny Tuesday #14. This tutorial was presented by Angela at SoScrappy, sponsor of Tiny Tuesdays and the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge.

And here is another set of microspools. And yes, I was going to put them away for awhile, except we had another quilt guild meeting. So these are some of the fabrics that I harvested from the free table.

This is an illustration of Bonnie Hunter's concept that if a fabric seems ugly, just cut it smaller.

I can also grab the smaller bits of fabric. In the case of the pony bead fabrics, I only had enough to make one microspool. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

One Paw Forward

There's nothing like a deadline. Outgoing Presidents of our Quilt Guild receive quilt blocks...they request the pattern and I made mine so I could take it to the meeting tonight. Molly was so excited to see me back at the sewing machine, she came and tried to chew through the thread no less than four times. She would sit by the spool with an innocent look, and if I looked away she would grab it in her mouth. Of course, its not the kind of thing a cat (ahem, kitten) can ungrab.

I also finished a handful of microspools. I think I will put them away for awhile so I can work on some other projects. It's hard to have these little bits mixed up with other projects. So far I have roughly 400 of these spools, about one quarter of the total.