I finished the ring around the star, it took two arcs of 11 pieces and two arcs of 10 pieces. So, the final piece has two solids together and two neutrals.
I decided I wanted a red star instead of a blue one so I made another. I sewed the center block to the outside ring. But, it just didn't have the feel that I was after. I decided it was because of all the neutral pieces. I wanted more color.
So, I cut some circles out of paper and began sewing from the center point out and trimming as I sewed along. I like this a lot better with more color and more dark. I think it contrasts well with the cheddar fabric as a background (or red or black - we'll see). There is a really wonky one center front. I thought about replacing it but then I decided to replace an offending fabric and leave it off center. I want to make 12 to make a little bit larger than normal wall hanging.
I took a picture of my sewing table because I couldn't believe how messy it was. I don't usually sew like this - it's all very organized. I'm getting a feel for the "sew n' go method". It is fun. I can see why so many of you just sew and plan as you go and if it doesn't work, something else will. . .
I made two pies this week. The one on the left is Toll House Pie. It is pretty good but I made it so my granddaughter would eat some so I left out the nuts. She has had about 3 pieces. I had one skinny wedge. It just isn't worth the calories without nuts in it. The other pie is a cherry pie. Who doesn't like cherry pie!?
My husband harvested some carrots this week. He likes to take them to the neighbors all winter long.
This was an unusually good batch. No scary or infested or unusable carrots in the whole batch.
It has been snowy and cold for weeks. We now have a stretch of no snow and lower temps. Look at this wren outside my window all puffed up to keep warm. You'd think it was a robin but nope - it's a little house wren.
I was looking for a specific pattern this week and came across an article about Sarah Sporrer. It was in American Patchwork & Quilting February 2005. I'm not very familiar with her work so I looked her up and found this delightful hare (along with lots of other pieces). She does more primitive stuff and raw edge applique. It was fun to learn about someone new.
While I was quilting at the floor hoop in the living room yesterday I noticed my neighbor's front door and what looks like a pineapple decoration. It probably isn't a pineapple but what I see is a star with a pineapple hanging beneath it. Wouldn't that be fun to make? I think it's really a sign with a tied ribbon hung on a nail - not nearly as interesting as a pineapple 😁
Well, I need to go make some lunch. I thought I'd make a small batch of lasagna but the cottage cheese is no longer edible so, what to do with the Italian sausage. . .