While there is a brief internet connection, I thought I would post a bit of my latest project.
Some of the letters have become harder and harder to illustrate.
The "K" is kanji, the "Y" is yacht.
I used to have a cat print with yarn on it but couldn't find any left.
There are two empty squares at the bottom and I am thinking of something scouting, as this quilt is for the coming baby son of my right-hand scouting assistant.
Monday night I started cutting the pieces for the letter blocks for take-along work. (Long train rides)
Tuesday I finished making the letter squares. They are solids with gingham corner points.
Then Yesterday I laid the alphabet prints out on the bed and arranged the letter blocks for a bit of balance ... and marked each one with the letter and suggested color. Then I started on the letters.
I was going to make the letters solid colors but I found a few small prints that work.
Maybe I have wasted time looking through scraps of small kid-friendly prints because today I will probably have to switch to solid colors.
Each block is five inches finished so this will not be a single bed-size quilt but I think it will be good for a crib or play mat ... or something to toss over a sleeping baby. I plan to add a few borders before it will go to the hoop.
I left the finished I-Spy quilt at the church office in case the mother goes there, then she can pick it up. If not, I will look for her again this coming Sunday. I didn't want to carry that bag back and forth on a crowded train. Even if I get to sit, I can't sew with lots of bags in my lap. Tuesday, though I got a seat, I ended up giving it away to an old man. I was still able to stand leaning against the connecting door (no one is going to pass through the cars when it is that crowded) and sew three blocks on the homeward trip.
Today's train rides will be good for sewing blocks together. Maybe I should be happy that the internet is still mostly off, as other things are getting done. I really miss getting the chance to browse my favorite blogs. Hopefully, before the end of the month, the internet people will get around to restoring my connectivity.