I thought I should show the pathetically little progress that’s been made on the Summer Picnic Dish since it was last seen. One more ring has been added. That’s it. The quilt top is now two-thirds done. Eight more rings to make and attach and the outer setting pieces to add and it will be finished.
To that end, I’ve got two more melon/arc combos ready for the next ring. But there should be more done by now. Lots more. I need to get 30 more of them done. It should be a piece of cake as they involve loads and loads of lovely continuous stitching and curved piecing, two of my favourite things. I’m still hopeful I’ll get the top finished while it’s still nice enough to get a shot of the completed top outside, but the odds may be against me.
Because of these. I have succumbed to the addiction of kaleidoscope stars. The ah-hah moment when each star is finished is impossible to resist. I had to make just one more of the butterfly kaleidoscope stars.
And then another.
Then print six more sheets of the smaller diamonds on the mauve/pink fabric to make another 30 of the smaller kaleidoscope stars. The box isn’t anywhere near full yet though. There will be 12 more sheets of fabric printed for a total of 120 stars.
The other reason I’ve not gotten too far on the summer picnic dish is that I have really been enjoying hand quilting again after a very long time away from it. I am so glad I decided to give it a try without a hoop as that is turning out to be the perfect method for me. It’s a good thing I found this method works so well for me as I keep making all these tops with all the wonderful Inklingo collections and they need to get quilted!
Now for a couple of things that are off topic.
When Google Reader shut down, I exported my blog list to Feedly. Or so I thought. Over the past few weeks I’ve had a nagging feeling that some of the blogs I used to follow and enjoyed reading may have not been exported as I wasn’t seeing them in the Feedly reader. Initially I thought that perhaps the bloggers had taken a bit of a blog vacation. But yesterday I found that wasn’t the case. There are a number of blogs that somehow didn’t get exported.
My solution? Now I’m going to start subscribing to blogs by e-mail. The blogs that offer that option, that is.
One other thing. Why are some blogs asking that you set up a Google+ profile in order to comment? What if one doesn’t want to have a Google+ profile? There was a blog on which I was about to leave a comment yesterday but in order to do so I was prompted to set up a Google+ profile.
“Curious Night Visitors.”
I love the look on Baxter’s face in this photo. Mr. Q.O. captioned this one, “That better be dinner.”