Well I actually sewed over the 4-day weekend. (They all need to last 4 days - I am convinced!)
Here it is:
My first 9-patch of 2007! Sorry it is so blurry, I snapped this pick as I was leaving the house. Yes, that is a cat... but this is not one of my cat projects. This one hails from my orange & raspberry column! Yes, I am working on an official WIP. :o)
This will end up being an Irish Chain variation. You see the yellow is my background and on normal Irish Chains, those would be in the "4" spots, not the "5" spots, so mine will not make "x" es through the body of the quilt. I think it will work out - if not, it will still be a quilt. I am using about 38 "darks." Not all of them are darker that the yellow, but they contrast by color variation - 2 are not as contrasty, but that is o.k. So all of my 9-patches will have 5 yellows and 4 scrappy darks. Do you see the cats turquoise collar - I got a neat fabric, that "might" be a narrow inner border on this quilt. (I am also toying with just using the yellow - so that the "4"s have an even greater floating look to them...) For a change, I am so glad that I got a lot of that yellow! I usually do not buy more that a yard of any one fabric - unless I think it would be nice as a border - then I get 3 or 4.
From my scraps I plan to do something like this:
A 1/2 log cabin. I was going to do Bento Boxes too, but that block is so similar, that I have decided to delete that one from the spread sheet. This quilt is in my LQS - I think it might be a class in the spring... It is made like a bulls eye quilt... I love the quilting!
I got all of my units of 3 for the 9-patches ready to be sewn together - I definately could have done more over the weekend, but I cut and pressed in front of the TV & then did not really want to go to the back and sew... But nearing the last hour of my time off before bed, I though - you have some hand applique projects...
So here we are appliqueing:
For the longest time, it was just me and Rhapsody (the brown faced little girl), but when my husband came to take a picture, RB hopped up too. I spent a good deal of my time this past weekend with a cat or two on my lap. I pulled up a TV table with my cutting/pressing mat so that I could work and watch TV, RB hopped up on the cutting mat only once - he is such abig helper!
I hope everyone else had a safe productive weekend.