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Bella's pre-school class (read moms here) is making a quilt for their annual auction. I have nothing to do with this project except to make Bella's block. (You may read a little frustration here, but it is a story for another day.) Bella said she wanted cats in a window and hearts on the front. I was given the green pieces and a bunch of scraps. The only thing I pulled from my fabric is the kitty print. The name is embroidered, as well as the stems and leaves of the flowers. I haven't done much embroidery for a very long time, and I really enjoyed doing this. Maybe I will do more for another project.
The other thing I worked on today is Tom's Primitiva quilt. It is really hard to get all the colors right for these fabrics. I am close on the orange, at least on my computer screen. I have sewn a total of nine of the nine patch blocks. Keeping them random has been interesting. The orange blocks will become snowball blocks, creating a secondary pattern of stars, and I want to make sure the corners are different from the squares they will touch. This is going to be a very bold quilt, and it is great fun to work with all these wonderful colors and designs.
I will work more on this quilt over the weekend, but I also want to get started on a couple of other projects. I would like to get started on my lone star quilt. I am debating whether to cut individual diamonds or create strata and work from those. I have seen it done both ways. Do any of you have words of wisdom about how I should proceed?
Joyful quilting, everyone.