The top picture is the original 150 with the first sashing attached to each one.
I need to keep these guys separated. For one thing, I don't want any unauthorized "breeding" which might lead to more squares!
Besides, they are incompatible as they spin in different directions.
I was feeling the need for some slightly more mindless sewing while preparing to sew all the parts of the Jumping Jax Flash quilt together.
Yes, I did complete all the piecing onto paper. All the blocks are done, trimmed, and ready to assemble.
These won't actually be sewn together, as they fit into other blocks that are part of the 12 main blocks in the quilt.
But I had to see how they look together!
I'm really liking the background fabric. I think it will look really good when it's all done. At least, assuming the streaks and splotches line up in some sort of coherent order.
The dark points will blend into the border, which will be that same dark fabric. I had a few adventures with these pieces--apparently I was really really tired of cutting when I got to them, because there weren't nearly enough of any of them cut! I had to get out some scraps and cut a couple of new strips to get enough. I just hope that there's enough for the border!
Anyway, I've been having allergy problems especially with my eyes, itchy and red and irritated (not helped I'm sure by a couple of aggressively friendly cats) and I wanted a break before the fiddly piecing involved in assembling the quilt top.
He did try to snatch her lunch, though, got into a real face-off and bought himself some time in Kitty Jail. Which is a suite of rooms, one of which is Shyla's cubby of choice. She's got a rug in there now and seems to really enjoy her den.
Finally, it is done done done. Chalk up a finish, although I think I had already marked it off on the sidebar when I finished the knitting. I was unsure about whether to run the ends in or add more pieces and call it fringe.
It's got a lot of mohair. No mohair fringe. Words to live by!
The closeup will show you the cute fabric. Plus, she made the extra effort so that all her cats are facing in the same direction! Even the cats on the back (same fabric) are all going the same way.
Idle hands and all that.
I don't normally have a bed in my lving room, but a friend is staying with me for a week and that's an airbed. Less "traffic' in the living room makes it a little more pleasant place to sleep!
Oh well. I'm thinking of this as a "palate cleanser" before tackling the assembly of the Jumping Jax!!