When I went into the sewing room, I had the blocks laid out for the pavers toward the bottom of the Quiltmaker's Garden, and so I started by sewing them together.
And then, I just continued across the bottom of the quilt,
sewing together the next section,
and then laying it beside the one that came before.
Some of them were just partials of the roses I made so many months ago.
They'll be sewed to the sections above to make a complete rose.
Eventually, the whole bottom section was complete.
And then I continued sewing together the pieces for the sections that are above the pavers until I had all the pieces sewn together and I could start sewing the larger sections to one another.
It was tempting to just keep going, but it was late in the day by that time.
The kitties had been completely blasé about the whole thing. I got rid of my design wall some time ago since I rarely used it. The floor really works better for me...and for the kitties.
As I surveyed the day's work, Sadie joined me to have a look.
Oh, Mommy. By all appurrances, we've been failing to do our jobs propurrly. This is way too meowticulous.
Smitty, you need to come down here and join me to purrduce a plan of attack.
Here I come, Sadie! What's the purroblem? How can I purrticipate in this purrcipitation of design meowdification?
Sadie, have you noticed how I've been increasing my furrcabulary words? Catonese is an evolving language, you know. One of these days, I'm hoping to purduce a book of purretry and profurrbs.
I left them at that point. There was dinner to be made and an evening in which to laze around When I went downstairs this morning, the carnage was evident before I could even get into the sewing room.
Wait, Mommy! Don't come in yet. We're not furnished.
Sadie, do you think we've repurrsitioned it enough?
It's hard to believe that something so precious could create so much mayhem, isn't it?
Lest you think that machine stitching is the only stitching I'm doing, just lay those fears to rest. The latest block for the Wine Country quilt is well underway.
Another couple of days, and I'll have this one finished too.
Today I'm determined to get the sections for the Quiltmaker's Garden sewn together. There's still a vine to applique on, although I'm very tempted to leave it off. Here's the picture from the pattern:
You can see it there on the right-middle. I have the bias-cut piece for the vine already, but I'll still need to make the leaves and top-stitch everything down. I'm not sure it really adds anything important to the quilt, and I like it just as it is. On the other hand, there's a part of me that will always know I didn't really finish it, and it might bother me down the road...or not. Who's to say? I'll just finish it up and see how I feel about it when all the pieces are sewn together.