Fortunately, I had my feline friends to keep me focused. Actually, Smitty is only interested in the catnip.
Sadie looks like she could use some catnip too.
No thanks. I tried it once, but now, I never touch the stuff. How do you think I ended up with this one white whisker? Yeah, I've learned my lesson...and here's the purroof. Look at Smitty's whiskers: All white. It's a cautionary tale.
So, if only for the catnip, I did make my way into the sewing room yesterday. When I finish a quilt top, I like to finish the back too. There's nothing worse than having to make up a pile of backs for a quilt sandwiching session. At this point, I have four quilt tops ready to be sandwiched. A couple of them are small enough that I can do them in my sewing room. I might get started on that because I'm wanting to get back to some quilting on Eliza.
For the back of Snips and Snails, I'm using one of the oldest fabrics from my stash. This shoe fabric was picked up from a remnant basket a long time ago.
I'm using this same green stripe from the snake for the quilt binding, and so I cut the strips for that.
There was enough width, but not enough length of the shoe fabric for the quilt back, and so I used some of the green stripe to give me a little more length.
And there's my quilt back ready to go. By then I'd sewn exactly two seams. How much more could I accomplish on a lazy Friday afternoon?
Well...I turned my attention to Block 13 of the Solstice Challenge. This block is called "Studio Time." Mine is made for St. Patrick's Day. Yes, I am a week behind, but I'm catching up.
Today I'll make the next block, and that will bring me up to date. I'm torn on whether to make a block for the first day of Spring or whether to honor our trip to Cape Disappointment. I picked up some lighthouse fabric while we were visiting the Great Lakes a couple of summers ago,
but the block choice for this week's Solstice Challenge isn't going to work for the scale of my fabric. I haven't really looked at the fabric, but I don't think the North Head Lighthouse is one of the choices. Nevertheless, it's a good thought, and so I might just make the block to accommodate the fabric.
When that's finished, I really am going to get to work on the next section for And On that Farm.
At long last, it's day has come.