Another week bites the dust and we get hyped up about all the great activites we can look forward to this weekend. A birthday party for a Kindergarten friend and an adoption event for our two little tuxedo kittens. I’ll have to take a good picture of them soon and share it. They have grown at wildly different rates. The one we thought would be the biggest and most outgoing is far outweighed and out-energized by her sister. Her sister, started off slow and seemed to sleep a lot – but I think she nursed the longest. And she’s such a spark now! They are both getting spayed today, so a little extra TLC will be handed down tonight.
Here’s a picture of Jewelry getting ready for her Halloween act I guess. Freaky!
My husband still thinks she is part raccoon and calls her a Hound Dog, which my 5 year old daughter loves to mimic.
On to the fabric though!
I did finish the piecing of Block 4 for the 2013 DM BOM. Just a breeze. I was more careful as I sewed this time, and my block barely had to be trimmed at all at the end.
Here’s Block 4:
And a closeup of the points that are an exact 1/4″ from the edges all the way around on both blocks!
And the two blocks that I made together:
I brought them to work this morning so I could photograph them on our conference table, hoping to get better light. My camera lens is kind of messed up – so still not perfectly clear photos.
So then, I thought, what do I do next? I have lots of WIP… but I am really getting into this euphoria when I actually complete the project. Therefore, I decided to knock out my Birdie Stitches embroidery quilt next!! I’m getting all excited about it again!! I have only two blocks left, so last night I prepped the December block and got it ready for the stitching. I brought it to work, in case I decided to do it during lunch. That little cupcake is actually a needle jacket that I got from MODA at the annual International Quilt Festival in Houston a few years ago.
Here’s a closeup of the marked design, if you can see it. I’m doing it in all redwork. You can see more about this project by clicking on my Birdie Stitches tag on the right of the blog. It was started by Little Miss Shabby a couple of years or more ago and it was the first project I started blogging about.
Saturday – here I come!!
All the best and thanks for visiting today!
It’s funny how kittens grow at such different rates. I love your project finishes! I think your Birdie Stitches is going to be so cute. Your BOM’s are gorgeous. Do you have a plan on setting them yet?
I’m glad to see that medical science procedures have kept up in vet care as well. The kittens have hardly any incision from the spay, no stitches and are up to their old behavior already! I have the finishing kit from FQS for my DM BOM kits, but I will come up with something unique for the second set of blocks. Not sure yet. I really want some good ideas for the birdie stitches blocks since they are going to be set on point. Perhaps just a white setting square to all for some nice quilting reliefs? Or a simple pieced block? Ideas are WELCOME! Thanks for the comments Sinta!
Do you go to the adoption events? They are adorable.
Beautiful points! I can’t wait to see your finished redwork. I saved a quilting magazine from the early 2000s with a pattern for a quilt done in redwork. Even though I had not started quilting at that time, I knew I wanted one like that some day – I still intend to make it!