I don't know what's up with the lame post title. I couldn't think of anything else this morning. Sooo.....
I finished another WIP. I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself getting some of these old projects done. Although this one took me two years. Ahem.
Film in the Fridge, fabric line is Anthology High Society, and it measures 56x56.
Last week I kept hearing a kitten crying somewhere in our yard. Then it took residence in our garage for a day, then got stuck in the redwood tree. All this time I was calling neighbors to see if they had lost a kitten, while keeping a lookout for the mama. My dogs were complete nut jobs from all the kitten sightings. It was hot, so we put out water. I had no cat food (see earlier post where my daughter took our cat when she moved, and all his paraphernalia.) One night I heard a commotion in the backyard. My dogs had the kitten backed up to the edge of the pool. She was holding her own, but then slipped into the water. I don't know how she did it, but she managed to scramble back out (and took off through the fence) before I could reach her. Enough already. The next morning I got a pet carrier from my mom, rescued her (again) from the aforementioned redwood tree, and brought her to the vet.
Meet Princess Leia
Anyway, looks like we have a new cat. I will soon be replacing the linen drapes in my bedroom, since she fancies them for climbing and swinging, and I have not slept through the night due to her nocturnal nature. But she's pretty cute.
Further work has progressed on the scrap quilt. I'm done cutting all my squares, and am now putting blocks together. I need to make 48 of these 9 patch blocks (which will be combined to make an even bigger block). It consists of 3 light (3") squares, 4 dark (3") squares and 2 (3") triangle squares.
For the body of the quilt you need 144 light 3"x3" squares
192 Dark 3"x3" squares
48 light 3 1/2" squares (for half square triangles)
48 dark 3 1/2" squares (for half square triangles)
For the border you will need a total of 80 mixed light and dark 3 1/2" squares.
It's a lot of cutting, but I enjoyed pulling my scraps and revisiting old fabric. I used to cut extra squares from whatever I was working on at the moment and save them in a zip lock bag, just for this quilt pattern. But my scraps have piled up lately so I have to start from scratch.
Next post I will show you the finished block, and a picture of the first quilt I made using this pattern over 10 years ago. My daughter tells me it's still her favorite.
P.S. To my knowledge this is not a commercial pattern. My local quilt shop typed up the instructions and sold them in a kit with pre-cut squares from all their leftover fabric. I wouldn't know who to give credit to, since the shop has now closed down, and I have lost touch with the owner.