The project box is empty. And just waiting for the next project that needs to be kept in a pretty round project box.
There are some pieces left over which are going to be put in the bits for labels box. Yes, I actually do that. I really like to make labels and it’s fun to have a variety of shapes ready to use for a label.
The label for Springtime in Paris is done. I’ve basted the seam allowance under so that, when it’s time, I can write the pertinent information on the label and then quickly appliqué it on to the back of the finished quilt.
And Springtime in Paris is finished. 90 hand pieced blocks that involved loads of continuous stitching possibilities and all that wonderfully fun curved piecing. Now all I need to do is get a batt and backing for it. I already know exactly how this one is going to be quilted and it will be fun to quilt. The quilt name Springtime in Paris was inspired by the Eiffel Tower block in the Inklingo Orange Peel Deluxe collection and the Paris Flea Market collection fabrics I used. They just go together, I think. I’m going to bind it in one of the deep rose fabrics that was used for the towers in the blocks. This is the third quilt I’ve made using shapes from that particular Inklingo collection and there are, at a minimum, two more that I want to make using other shapes in it. In fact, I’ve got one all planned in my mind.
Edited to add: The quilt finishes at approximately 50″ x 55″,which is a really useful size for us as a lap quilt. And I think it will look fabulous tossed over the back of a chair or couch.
And now? Now I’m going to play. I am working on the butterfly kaleidoscope stars with a view to getting that finished fairly quickly but I am going to play with other ideas too. Trying to stay focused just on Springtime in Paris was hard! I’m much happier flitting from project to project. And right now there are a lot of ideas that are just begging to come out and play. So I will be blogging more frequently now that the piecing of Springtime in Paris is finished.
Jake has a few favourite spots for a snooze.
This shot of Baxter makes me laugh. Look at those crossed paws!