Yup - you read that correctly - I actually did some machine sewing last Friday. Amazing, huh?!
I started by making a practice block for this quilt I saw in a magazine. The magazine was an impulse purchase on the way to the mountains when I was still ticked off about my car. Should have saved the money to help pay for the car but this was a scrappy quilt magazine and my resolve to not buy magazines had dissolved.
I debated what fabrics to use and then remembered I have a small collection of cat fabrics. I even have a large chunk that would work for a backing - it's the backside of cats. That doesn't sound right - it's not their bums, it's just that they are facing away from the viewer.
I know I needed another project like another hole in the head but without one block to put on the design wall I would have forgotten about this great pattern and it was sew sew easy to do.
I also finally picked some fabrics for my Temecula Quilts summer stars sew along.
You are probably wondering how I came up with that motley crew of fabric and it's because I started with this adorable cupcake fabric. I hope to use the grey for binding or borders or something other than the blocks.
I finished the following blocks last Friday and I think with tomorrow's posting I will have 3 more to do to catch up. Easy Peasy. It's not too late if you want to join in.
I also worked on one of the BOM blocks for a class I teach and had a helper who didn't really want his picture taken...