Steam Punk: One
Last week when we were at The Diner Formerly Known As Zinns, I mentioned that I had begun work on my Steam Punk pattern. Helen and Judy inquired about the name. I was stuck for an answer. Ruth said it was a kind of fashion statement and then got into her phone and showed photos of steam punk attire. While it was charming in a not-for-the-older-shopper kind of a way, it didn't relate at all to my pattern.
So we're all still mystified by the name.
In any event, the first block is finished and I like it. Quite a bit. I hand pieced the grey milkweed to the eggs and then the newsprint on top of those, and then pressed before putting the newsprint between the eggs. I hand pieced newsprint-eggs-newsprint-eggs and then pieced eggs-newsprint-eggs-newsprint and pressed again. I machined the two block halves together and then hand appliquéd the cat.
Don't look too closely at the stitching on the cat.
Everything but the newsprint is from a collection of Ruby Star FQs that I acquired recently.
As I said, I like the block at least as much as I'd anticipated I would. I believe I'll go cut the elements for a second!