I've been asked to teach a class on collage animals. The patterns by Laura Heine (Fiberworks) have been very popular in this area. So I had to give it a try. It is not on a background or quilted yet, but my collage cat is together.
Next up is what I call "playing with Grandma's scraps". I have a box full of scraps that came from my grandmother. A while back I came across them and wondered what I was saving them for? I have a love of free-form scrappy blocks, so, with inspiration from Victoria Findlay Wolfe's 15 Minutes of Play, I made four propeller blocks. First it had a much brighter yellow border. I was stuck for a while, then changed to the gold shown here.
This afternoon I added half square scrappy triangle blocks for another border. I'm not finished yet, but will think about the next step for a while. I still have plenty of Grandma's scraps.
The last item in today's SHOW-AND-TELL is a fidget mat that I made for my neighbor. Her mother is an Alzheimer's patient and nurses had suggested this. It was my first try, but I think it turned out OK. It was kind of fun to find a variety of textures and baubles and sew them on VERY SECURELY.
I continue to work on the small quilt with striped squares shown previously. It is being hand quilted as we speak! And I cut out to sew a bunch of Cathedral Window tree ornaments. They'll appear here soon!