I also finished some more Gravity blocks. Although they look complicated (to me), they're actually pretty quick to cut out and piece. I'm always surprised at how quickly I can make one.
I'm really looking forward to finishing this quilt. Only 3 months left to go!
Most of my spare sewing time however, has been spent working on more Swoon blocks. I decided to make my Swoon quilt large enough to fit a full bed. I already had 9 blocks and needed 3 more. I went ahead and made 4 because I wasn't sure which arrangement I would like best. The blocks are so large (24" square), I figured I could use the extra one as a wall hanging or table topper.
It was hard finding a place large enough to arrange/rearrange them. I also had help from a cat that tried to lay on them every time I turned my back.
I added an extra border made from the scraps to either side to get the length I needed. I used every 6.5" scrap piece of Miss Kate fabric I had and was only 1" short! I was shocked to be so close. I ended up using a leftover piece of my Scrumptious fabric and it blends right in.
Since I am going to be custom quilting the Swoon raffle quilt my mom and I made recently, I'm not going to do anything fancy on this one. I would really just love to get it finished in time to use it in the new house.
Looking at this post, I realize I've mentioned 4 quilts I'm working on right now. I feel like I've got quilter's ADD! I'd like to start one and keep working on it until it's finished, but it usually feels like I have to set it aside to work on something else. Right now, I've really got to get started quilting the raffle quilt. My niece actually started school yesterday and I haven't put the first stitch in it yet. On one hand, I know how I'm going to quilt it. On the other hand, it's a lot of quilting and will take a while. However, the packing is almost done and I believe I'll have a lot more free time after that.
I've mentioned before that my parents care for a bunch of feral cats on their property. I think the count is somewhere around 30 right now. Fortunately most of them are fixed, but about 6 weeks ago one of them had a litter of 3 black kittens - all adorable. She kept them pretty well hidden for the first month and no one realized that one of them is a special needs kitty. Although he acts almost perfectly normal, he was born without back feet. My parents have since taken him to the vet to make sure he's otherwise OK and have weaned him from his mom. His name is Moses and he will be a very spoiled house cat for the rest of his life. He is battling an infection right now in his paws from being outside, so prayers for quick healing would be appreciated. Otherwise, he is an extremely affectionate, happy kitty.
LORD my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.
Psalm 30:2 NIV