Monday, December 11, 2017

I like big blocks


Thanks for all your well-wishes for Burton. We had a very rough morning yesterday when I woke up and Burton had completely regressed. In fact, he was worse than before I took him to the vet. I syringe fed him and fretted about whether or not to take him to the emergency vet. But after some food, and a good long sleep, he seemed to bounce back. By late afternoon he was eating on his own  and alert again. Here's hoping it sticks!

Now onto business!

As you know, before I start any new quilting projects, I'm on a quest to assemble all tops for the projects I currently have on the go.

With Chocolate Covered Pinwheels done, and Deep Sea Stars stalled until I can get more fabric, the only ones left were the Bear Paws, and some fall-coloured HSTs I haven't shown you yet.

To be honest, I'd been putting assembling the Bear Paws off. I'd already had some trouble with them. And I'd planned to assemble them on an angle, which made the process seem so much more daunting.  But in the end, I sucked it up, and much to my surprise, it was together in about an hour, with nary a problem!
It helped that the paws are nice and big (about 11" square) and there are only 12 of them. Squaring them up helped even more, though like the stars, they lost a few of their sharp points (though not nearly as badly as the stars.

Since the paws are on point, I'm calling this one Woodland Ballet.  Like the Sea Stars, this one is going to be a queen size quilt, and I want Mom to quilt it. Unlike the Sea Stars, it's much bigger, so it won't require as much sashing. I also have a quite a few coordinating fabrics set aside for this one. So you may see the top done before Christmas, but the finished quilt will have to wait until sometime in the new year

11 comments:

Dee said...

I ♥ bear paw! So pretty!

Glad to hear that Burton is doing a little better. Hope he continues to improve.

Araignee said...

It turned out very nice!!! I love that pattern. It looks great in all the different materials.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Poor Burton. Fingers crossed that things stick pretty soon! Poor you, too. Syringe feeding is no fun for humans or animals... more like torture.

Lovely quilt top! And I hear you about the points - every quilt I've ever made shares the blunted points quality!

Vera said...

OMG, I had missed your post about Burton! So glad he is doing ok now.

kathy b said...

So SEW glad all your PAWS are behaving now. Oh Burton you gave us a scare. Enough of this with our kitties. SUre shows how much we love them though! Your quilt is beautiful Val

Patty Andrews said...

I, too, missed the post on Burton's illness. My cats got lethargic and would not eat or drink. After vet visits with all three, vet decided to do their shots a few weeks apart. It worked. Can be a hassle but gives me peace of mind!
Love your paw bear quilt! You are so talented!

Tired Teacher said...

Kudos on finishing the Bear Paw quilt.

Delighted Hands said...

I just looked at rainbow succulent arrangements and now when I saw this post, that is what they look like to me! You did a great job of putting them on point-nice work getting things together!

Eastside Cats said...

Very pretty!

Rachelle said...

I hope Burton continues to eat and recover; sick kitty is always a worry.

Mereknits said...

Such wondrful news about Burton. Hope his recovery continues.