Have you all seen "Le Challenge" that Lucy and Nat are running? The idea is to make a little something based on their monthly theme, which for this month is "Geometrics". Now, I was getting a bit bored doing this:
and was faced with these
The only way I could work out how to make it was to paper piece it. I guess you can do it with a special ruler, but I don't have one! Here's the little pattern I made
And inspired by this cushion from my friend Di, I pulled out some fabrics and off I went. Here's the first two blocks
The points don't quite reach all the way to the join on any of the blocks, and I kept to all the lines exactly. I guess there's a little trick there that I missed.
I've now finished the cushion front , but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to show it as I go along or keep it a secret until the finish date, so I'll save it for later. When I showed it to Gordon his reaction was totally under-whelming. Mind you, he hates cushions with a passion, so it's unlikely he'd like any cushion cover, no matter how nice! He nearly fainted when we were out shopping yesterday and I bought two new cushion pads!!!
By the way, thanks to everyone for their good wishes to the cat - Brynnie Scissorcat as he is now know
Did they really have to shave off quite so much fur? He's been an excellent patient - he kept his stocking on for almost 5 days, and has not complained too much about not being allowed out. Actually it's been cold, windy, and now snowy, so you can see him sniggering behind his paw when the others get chucked out, and he can stay in! He's back to the vets on Friday to have the stitches taken out, then I guess we can let him out again.
Right, off now to do a few chores before sewing some more of those blocks.