So, this is the second time I've said I'm taking a blog break, and then posted again within a week. I'm just going to stop trying to be structured all together!
I won a prize in Pets on Quilts 2017! Olive and Wilma were not able to beat the devious Molly, who cannot possibly be as innocent as she looks. But, they won a great participation prize from Eagle's Wings Quilts. The prize was a generous full set of papers for the English paper pieced Castor and Pollux. But sadly, my hand stitching problems continue, so Cathy agreed to send me her traditionally pieced (yes, traditional now means by machine!) pattern for Sisters Across the Miles instead:
I really love that sunburst effect! And since Olive & Wilma are my sister's cats, it seemed very appropriate.
Plus, as a bonus, Cathy sent me her pattern for Nine in the Pond as well:
It's really pretty, isn't it? In fact, I started tinkering right away with a colour scheme for Sisters that was inspired by Pond!
I have been thinking that it would be great to get it done for Pets on Quilts next year! I know, it is most likely a pipe dream. In any case, big thanks to Cathy for the lovely prize, and to Snoodles too for organizing such a great event.
Now, can you believe it's already September? That means it's time for a new colour for RSC. September is orange, and orange is just another word for cheddar!
It's been a looong time since you've seen this project, the Cheddar Broken Dishes from the October 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.
1,176 indigo HSTs are now sewn, papers removed, dog ears clipped, and neatly pressed!
I still need 60 more, but they are not going to be indigo.
And, as you see, I have eight different cheddars to work with. Those are all now cut, so with luck things should really start to move.
It's a simple design, but I think the impact is going to be huge!