Last night I started a new quilt! I "need" to make a masculine quilt. What can be more masculine than plaid? So at a quilter's yard sale, I bought a selection of homespun plaids & stripes. I was even able to get a selection of lights & darks. :o)
I decided to do a stars and court house steps quilt. Some of my stars will be dark on a light background & vice versa and by virtue of the nature of the court house steps block, when they come together there is a really cool secondary design & you know how I love secondary designs!
In the middle of the news, I pulled out my cutting stuff & a bag for the trimmings. My husband was holding RB becasue he ruined the reception on the TV (we don't have cable & the TV is old & tempermental.) when I started. Rhapsody was in hiding, she comes out when we settle down to watch TV or when we are eating something that tempts her! Back to my story, when RB got away from Michael, he snuggled into my trimmings bag! Does anyone else know of a cat who likes to sit in a plastic bag? (I have included a photo of him in the bag and a close up of the trimmings that I added after he got settled.)
So last night I cut 4 stars and 4 backgrounds. From 4 pieces of fabric. So fabric "A" will both be a star and a background. However, I don't want a star out of fabric "A" on a background of fabric "1" and then a star out of fabric "1" and a background out of fabric "A" so I have not pieced any of them yet. (I hope that made sense!)
Since I accepted a UFO challenge at a quilters forum on Delphi & this is my randomly chosen project to work on, I hope to at least cut as much tonight too.
I only wish is were orange, so it could be a Project Spectrum too! For that I am joining Tambo in making bulls-eye flowers.
Oh yeah, and for anoyone who has paid attention to my talking about quilting rather than actually quilting and what I planned to do to rectify the situation, one of my ideas was to bribe myself with a trip to the Lancaster Quilt Show. Well, I told myself that I could only go if I did "something" quilty. I did something quilty, so I will be going to the Lancaster Quilt Show on Saturday. :o)
Would you guys want me to pay more attention to who made what - or are the photos enough inspiration? (Not that I'll remember to catch the names any way, but it is nice to ask.)
The last photo is of my "Mighty Hunter." He has apparently found his prey. If I let him, he would have bitten on that bag until he could get to the cat food. (He did that to a bag of dog food even thought a full dish of cat food was available!) Which in one way is a good thing because it is expensive Rx cat food. Rhapsody likes it too, but she has a different canned Rx cat food. I give her (with my vets permission) a few of his as a treat since she likes it so much. This intrigues my vet, becasue this specific variety of cat food is notorious for not tasting too good to cats - it is apparently bland. (RB is allergic to the proteins - beef, chicken, etc. - that are in "normal" cat foods.) He sneaks bits of hers by cleaning her food bowl, Bad RB, but he has a bad mommy who will give him tid bits of people food, because he takes so nice... I did mention that he is a mighty hunter.