I continued on my somewhat feverish productive jag this evening. After work I fed the dogs… my last evening meal for Ernie and Bogart. Their owner showed up to take them home around 7 pm. It’s really quiet here without them.
After my dinner I packaged up three of my friend’s finished quilts for shipping and ran to the Post Office and got them on their way. It was raining nicely so we didn’t get an evening walk.
When I got home I hit sewing room, determined to finish the last ten blocks needed for my Another 16 Patch quilt. And I did it!
I felt like I wanted a little more orange in this quilt top so I focused on orange blocks tonight.
Once these ten were done I popped them up on my design wall just to see how it all looks.
I have to say that I really like this, but it doesn’t look anything like what I was thinking it would look like.
This will be a generous throw size quilt top. As it it now it measures about 65 x 80. I like it when I can cover my feet and my shoulders and don’t have to decide between the two.
These blocks have just been tossed up on the design wall as I’ve made them so there is no rhyme or reason or plan to any of this. Tomorrow night I’ll pull all the blocks down and start all over. I’ll sort them all by color or dominant color, then I’ll basically “shuffle” all the blocks to get color distribution. Then they’ll go back on the wall and I’ll look at it for a few days, make occasional changes, maybe make a new block or two to replace blocks I don’t care for… and by the weekend I might be ready to sew it all together.
In the mean time, here’s some eye candy.
My dogs appear to be pretty exhausted after their five days with enthusiastic little visitors. Bender fell asleep in the hall outside my sewing room and didn’t stir as I walked by several times.
And a final photo of Rico (50 lb beefcake!) and Ernie (15 lb cup cake).
Even my co-workers are going to miss Ernie on our Zoom calls.