Once the holidays were concluded and some necessary tasks taken care of (i.e., holiday greetings finally mailed and the tree taken down), I could comfortably return to my regular programming in the sewing room. So nice to return to piecing again.
A few rows for the chevron tablerunner are complete. Next time I use the triangle-square cutting die, I think I will use the cut pieces as flying geese wings since this many HSTs was a lot to deal with in 2" finished size. Of course, that would mean cutting a separate shape for the geese, which sort of defeats the purpose of the HST die cutter, but overall time would still be saved in not having to match quite so many seams while piecing. And I could use the 2.5" die to cut the geese bodies' length anyway! Ha.
And here we see that quilt MATH has flattened me again. I should have gone with my first instinct and cut the background shapes at 3.5" wide for these pinwheels, and not 3.25". However, I did make this sample block first before cutting the rest of my rectangles, so only have to redo ONE block, and not 12. Take THAT, quilt MATH. Ha again.
The Posing part of this post is all Mini. She walked in from the back door when Erica let her in the other day and promptly hopped in the laundry basket. Photography was tolerated and she stayed in the basket for at least ten minutes. Silly cat!
Last night she came in after dinner and hopped in the basket we throw the used newspapers into. Again photography was tolerated and she spent about ten minutes in the basket...
...followed by another ten or fifteen minutes in the shirt box. It was a little more difficult for her to fit in there, but the tissue paper rustled enticingly. And now, back to sewing!