On and off the Design surface are the Winding Ways blocks. Due to some recent time sitting in doctor's waiting rooms, I was able to pin a bunch more pieces. These curvy blocks require a lot of pinning, which of course adds to the total time it takes to make a 12 piece block. But after some dedicated hours I have a pile of finished blocks:
All 36 copper blocks are complete, and join the 6 cream blocks already sewn, and the 9 combined teal and copper blocks for my planned layout. I have 30 cream blocks to make before assembly can happen but I'm feeling that downhill slope! Feeling virtuous, I allowed myself to start a new project. Well, this is two year old idea that I've wanted to make.
This is a picture of the finished mini quilt I made in 2012. I bought this as a kit at Helen's Hen House Quilt Shop in Florissant, MO (the website now shows a new name and location for the shop), which I made and gave away in 2012. I always meant to make one for myself, and was reminded of this during my scrap drawer organization a couple of months ago, when I found some leftovers from the kit.
Most of the browns in my new Turkey came from a bargain-priced scrap bag I bought at Helen's Hen House. I had fun digging through my nicely sorted 2.5" and 3.5" scrap drawers for additional prints and background selections.
Poorly lighted shot of the quilted sandwich. I changed the kit layout to add a plain row to the right of the tailfeathers.
This fat quarter for the backing also came from Helen's Hen House. I used a couple of leftover triangle-squares for corner hangers and will bind this with a Jo Morton print. I had a really fun time putting this together and plan to get the binding on tout suite.
Thanksgiving is rushing up fast and there's a lot to do in the next few days, as we will host as usual and I've just learned of three more guests coming, making our total 22. I've taken Wednesday off but this dear little grandson will be spending it with me, as his daycare is closed that day:
Silly face, Cove, waiting for more snacks, please, at his last visit. He's getting close to 9 months old and already trying to stand alone for a few seconds, I hear. Four teeth now, and as active as can be. I doubt much holiday prep will happen Wednesday, but can't wait to have a Mimi day again!
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