Test blocks

This week I have made up two test blocks, both stars.  They are going to feature in a border for my Tea in the Garden Quilt.

Above is the Sawtooth Star, which features a centre using the last of the fabric, that I have since purchased again, to make a skirt.

This block is an 8 point star, made up with half square triangles.  I really like both blocks, so now I have to calculate all the cutting details, and work out if I have enough, of the fabrics that I am hoping to use, to make up the quilt.

I finished knitting my noro scarf, but was disappointed with the progression of colours – each ball had a knot where the colour changed suddenly.  I have unravelled half of the scarf, and I am re-knitting the second ball (the other way around) so that the sudden change of colour happens only in the section that will end up on the back of my neck.  Un-raveling was painful, but it will be worth it.  I will show you it when I have finished.

Now I just have to get the kids back to school on Monday, after two weeks off.  We have had a busy holiday, with sleepovers, bike riding, cooking, dentist and optometrist visits, manicures and visits to the skate-park (including a nasty fall for poor Mr Rory) as well as a sad farewell to our friends who have moved back to our nation’s capital.

Michaela was so enamoured with her silver nails (on one hand) and pink sparkly nails (on the other hand) she insisted I take a photo “to show Madi”.  So this photo is for Madison, Michaela’s best friend who just moved to Canberra.

3 thoughts on “Test blocks

  1. Thanks so much Claire for your comments!

    Both my husband and I are ‘serious’ coffee drinkers….can’t stand that perculated stuff! Your cafe tips are much appreciated xx

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