When I returned to the sewing room on Sunday, I wanted to finish up the blocks I'm going to use on the quilt back. Recall that one of my hive mates made her blocks in the reverse of the colors I'd requested. She remade her blocks the requested way, but also sent me these two. I'm planning to piece together a back and use them there.
While I was doing that, my Helper Cat was testing out the placement of the blocks I'd laid out yesterday.
I think these are all wrong, Mom.
This one should be over here.
And, hm, let's see........these should be over there.
This one here seems to be stuck to the floor...you, Quilt Block...stop resisting!
Good grief...this one is strong!
Yeah. I think that about does it. You're welcome.
Okay. Thanks, Bud. I hardly know where to begin now. But I'll start with this one here in the corner and sew all the sashings and cornerstones just to see how it's going to look.
When I had the first row sewn together, I was really liking it.
Fast forward several hours, and the top was all finished.
I'll use that same little star fabric for the binding.
Miss Maggie, for her part, was living dangerously this afternoon. She not only came downstairs, but she parked herself on Smitty's fireside kitty pole without his permission.
While we were sewing, she thought she might help herself to some more catnip.
Turn off those lasers, Missy. I'm patrolling the area. You are not getting into the catnip again today.
Okay, well what if I go up into your He Man Woman Hater's Clubhouse? What then? Maybe I'll just go in there right now!
You go right ahead there, Missy. You are not getting past me for the catnip. Your partying days are over.
It's a constant battle with these two, I'm telling you. Smitty has been attending Nip-Anon...trying to get a handle on how a cat can happily coexist with a catnip abuser.
The only other thing today was some slow stitching. I finished getting up the stairs to the The Black Cauldron on the latest Hocuspocusville block.
That section was to the extreme bottom right of the whole design. The rest is more in line with itself, and so I've rehooped it and I'm ready to go again. Still much to do on this one.
Tomorrow I'll work on piecing together a back for the Stars & Stripes, but be sure to come back tomorrow. I'm going to hold a Lucky Leap Day Giveaway...it's a tiny little thing. I'm only holding it open for one day. That's 24 hours...and then...it'll be gone, and I'll chose a winner.