I’ve been thinking 2023 might be the year of the unfinished project. I got such a sense of satisfaction from finishing my jewel frames quilt top in December that I’m itching to dig into another one.
So this evening I pulled out my sunburst quarter log cabin blocks and tried a different arrangement.
When I first put these blocks up on the design wall I really liked this layout.
And then I looked at my photos of the original layout and I decided that was the better look.
Here’s a closer view that really shows the blocks.
I think it definitely looks better without all those sunburst clumped up together. And this photo above shows the blocks the most like they are in person.
Here’s a view of more blocks.
This will be for my brother and his wife for their queen size bed. I’m pretty sure I am really close to having all the blocks done. I may only have one or two left to make. Later this week I’ll get this all back up on the design wall, make sure I have all the blocks I need, cut the setting triangles, then start sewing this baby together.
And, of course, while I’m thinking about finishing up some UFOs, I’m also thinking about new things to make.
I’ve been thinking about something blue…
Maybe something simple with 8 inch squares sashed in this gorgeous cobalt blue sharks tooth fabric, and set on point. Blue is not my favorite color, but I just love some of these gorgeous blues.
I’ll noodle on this for a while.
I recently purchased some fabric on sale for a backing for my red Fractured quilt. I bought the fabric online so had to make the assumption that it would work with the quilt.
I thought it would read more purple and red, but that teal in it is really strong. It’s not the best match, but it’s going to have to do since I’ve bought it! I think it will be fine once it’s quilted. I’ll bind it with the solid purple.
We have a nice stretch of weather coming up over the next ten days. No rain in the forecast. it will be so nice after the wet stretch we’ve had since the first of the year. But before the good weather arrived, we had a touch of snow on Saturday during Rico’s sheep herding lesson.
When we took our walk this morning we had full sunshine and it was glorious!
I went and played pickleball in a middle school gym this afternoon. It was fun but it was really hard to see the ball and there were so many lines all over he court it was hard to know which ones to pay attention to.
I got a new app on my phone that makes cartoons out of photos of your dogs. So I played around with it a little over the weekend.
Some of them turned out really well.
Some of them … not so good.
Poor Rico looks like his nose has been screwed on!
So I gave it a try with a photo of me…
It’s so funny how the four different versions came out completely different. And I have a rabbit (or some other critter) coming out of the side of my head!
So I gave it a try with another photo…
Hahaha! So funny how the app translates the photo!
I’ll close tonight with this cutie patootie.