With that one finished, there was just one more...and there it is!
I thought I could, I thought I could, I thought I could! Here they are! The spoils my war with the flowers on display for all to see.
There was still top-stitching to do, and I went straight to work on that too.
The Fearsome Flowers are Finally Finished! (Awesome alliteration.) Yes, I said "fearsome" instead of another F word.
This was all accomplished under the disapproving glare of my little cat. He's very unhappy about the cold weather.
After getting the last flowers finished, I decided to work my way down the list of cut pieces. This was not an easy task, let me tell you.
Um, do you think you could...
move a little to the right?
Just a little more please...
Okay, and so all the different rectangles, squares, and triangles are cut and identified.
All that's left to do now is sew these squares into half-square triangles.
Also, I've cut the long bias strip that will be used for the stem. I'll also fuse and cut out the leaves. Then, all the pieces will be made. I'll set everything aside for now and start sewing them together in a couple of months. Take a look at this assembly diagram. Every one of those pieces is made now. I haven't counted them, but I'm estimating there are hundreds to sew together.
It will be great to have all the pieces made, and then I'll just cross my fingers, hoping it all goes together as it's supposed to.
It was pretty outside yesterday with beautiful blue sky and crunchy, white snow. There's a thin layer of ice over the snow. And let me tell you, it was effing cold out.
I was out filling the bird feeders and trading the hummingbirds a thawed feeder for their frozen one...something I'll need to do again today. Look at all these little birdie footprints. I know they appreciate the seed we're putting out for them.
The wind was howling last night, and continues into today. Also, there's no sunshine. We've warmed up to a whopping 24°F., but the wind chill takes us down to 18°F. Now, I know some of you have colder temperatures than that, but it's pretty unusual to get that cold here in the land between the Cascades and the Pacific Ocean. Burr.
I'll make my half square triangles today, and then I'm going to attempt to sew together Wind in the Whiskers. Also, the next block for the Solstice Challenge is out today. I'll get that one finished. Mine are seasonal, and I have some cute fabric to commemorate the New Year.
What's going on in your sewing room today?