Spring was in the air over the weekend, and I was in the mood to work with some Springy fabrics. I chose Paradiso by Kate Spain, for its lovely aqua, blue, pink and coral tones. I had a couple of charm packs, which is just what you need to make a Schnibbles (Miss Rosie patterns) table topper. I love the Chinese Coins block that is featured in the Joy Luck pattern. It looks a bit like Chinese lanterns in the garden. I think I need to replace a couple of the pink blocks with aqua ones, but we shall see. I just threw the blocks up on the design wall, stepped back and snapped the picture.
I am making the top a skosh smaller than the pattern calls for, and will be adding a fun pieced border. I used the Clearly Perfect Angle tool to make the blocks and was generally very pleased with the results. I had to remake a few blocks, where I hadn't sewn the corner squares on just right, but all in all, it was a painless process. I am listening to a book by Belinda Alexandra called Southern Ruby, which is entertaining. Set in Sydney, Australia and New Orleans.
Can you guess what I get to do this week? Every ten years....The prep is worse than the procedure, I tell you. My sister Andrea says the mixture you have to drink tastes like Lemon Pledge. The pharmacist just looked at me sympathetically and said, "I hear it goes down better if it is super cold". Yay.