Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cat Quilts

I made two cat quilts using a panel, this is the first. It is an Andover panel. I added borders, stitched in some cat and mouse silhouettes, a spider web, to cover a booboo (should I have confessed?)  a bit of embroidery and a few beads. It lives happily with my best buddy and her family of cats.

This is the second one, a bit different, used a log cabin block down the left side, more silhouettes not as much hand work. I gave it to my MIL.
This is the third cat quilt, also started with the same panel.
 I did not buy three of these panels, but someone was charmed with them, thought I did such a marvelous job with the first one he gifted me with a couple more.  
I cut the last one apart, lost the pot of flowers, &  had lots of fun. In the outer border I stitched silhouettes of cats, but later decided there was too much of that green, trimmed the border and cut the heads
and feet off a couple of the wee creatures. DUH.

I thought I had come to the end of my session of cat quilts so I use squares of cat material on the back. Apparently I am not done with cat quilts.  I have another one pieced.
It's not a panel, and I call it Ode to Willa.  Willa is where ever it is that wonderful cats go, when they leave us forever.  She stayed with us for 19 years, and left us a year ago.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Georgian Quilters

The Guild I belong to now has a website.
Okay you guessed correctly, I am the author.
But just for now. This is a great group of ladies and I know they will assist.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Family Photograph


This is a recent not too too bad a picture of me and my family.
It is difficult to get a group picture where everyone is looking
at the camera....and not goofin' off some how :) Thanks Shauna.
This was a fun afternoon walk in the woods near by.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Quilts Galore!

Greetings and a Happy Tuesday to ya.

Today, a little photo catch up.
There are several quilts I quilted before the Holiday season,  that I neglected to post. So dear friends and clients read on....
    The quilt on the right is a mystery quilt offered by my Guild last year. This mystery quilt was very popular, almost half the guild members
took up this challenge. The incredible thing is that  all members who signed up
complete the project.  (not necessarily quilted but piecing completed)
This picture shows two of these mystery quilts.
I enjoy looking at how the different colours work together, of course I prefer the turquoise one....good thing as it belongs to me.

This  next quilt was such a pleasure to work on in this season of white.  It is batiks
and an all over simple feathery design suited it perfectly, 

The back is a coordinating purple, thread is
a soft lilac.

The next quilt is a monster sized quilt.  It went  home to a young man, 
who no doubt will grow to need a quilt this size.
I stitched lots of spirals and random circles, assorted threads. I didn't get the entire quilt into
a photo.  I 'm thinking I was in a hurry.  There is a final solid black border that
is stitched with glow in the dark thread.

Well, enough for one day.

Friday, January 8, 2010

You caught me.

I wasn't testing anyone. I just blew it.  I posted the same picture of winter, I had included in a previous post. This is the picture I had intended to post.
Your looking at the 'back' yard, after 4 days of snow. 
I hope your enjoying your weather,  at least as much as I am.  
Happy Friday.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

It's a blustery day out today, and I am finally back to
what I usually do  :)   a bit of this and a bit of that.
I want to wish everyone a splendid 2010.  I hope that 
which we need we will receive. I 'd like the nice feelings
 of the Holy season to continue.  However....
When I started this blog, I posted a winter's a new