Monday, January 25, 2010

Is That a Light I See at the End of the Tunnel?

Look at Kitty Mittens! It's starting to look like it might be finished by the end of the month after all!

As you can see, all the kittens are done (except for face details), the clothes line is done and the mittens are smocked. I still need to add clothes pins, face details, flowers, and simple cable borders to the front of the insert, and then I need to backsmock. That should go pretty quickly, though.

Last night I decided to make a prototype Bento Box block. I wanted to test drive the design, but mostly I wanted to see how the size was going to work out.

This block is 12.5" including seam allowances. I think it's perfect. Each band is 2" wide when finished and that seems to be just the right size to show off the beautiful Dolce prints. I used some purple and blue fat quarters I had on hand for this test run. I think they look pretty good. The Princess really liked them. She's asked me to make some more and make this up into a real quilt for her, so you may see more of this later on.

I'm off to do some prep work on SSSP. I think the first two pieces will be BWOF 03-2008-115, the work dress; and NL6831, the woven top. I have both patterns on hand and fabric for both projects in stash, so it makes sense to start with them. Stay tuned for progress!


Mommyof2girlz said...

Those are the cutest ever! Wow looks like a lot of work, awesome job!

Martha said...

How cute. Can't wait to see it all together. Love that plate. May have to put that one on the list.

treva e said...

oh Shannon, your little kittens are darling.
Loving that quilt block as well, nice colors together.

Shannon said...

Cute kittens!

I love your Bentos...the colors are smashing!!