Thursday, December 20, 2012

Year is rolling to a Finish

I have been diligently working on a collection of projects started these many years ago. 
This little unit was a round robin.  I wasn't particularly keen on the end robins so I removed them down to only one round other then the original round. That was done a long time ago with the thought that I would add to it, but that hasn't happened. Finished it is not, cuz I think it needs a little more bling then just the metallic thread  & cloth. But I may change my mind  :)

This was a workshop, also several years ago,  I fuzzy cut all the cats............a big waste of time as the squares were all sewn and then cut to get the bordered nesting pinwheels.  I quilted it with three large cat silhouettes, and a quote in the middle " The Cat is Back"  and one mouse silhouette...easily mistaken for a rat.
  It's done and it is a great little doll blanket, for a sweet little doll I rescued.

Speaking of cats we have found new homes for three of Lulu's kittens

 One black male named Ranger will continue to hang here.  One of my children mentioned that anything more then four pets was verging on 'madness'.....whew just made it under the madness wire.
Happy Thursday keep smiling, because as you know the Christmas thing happens any way.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Bunch o` Butterflies

One of my readers mentioned that I haven`t been posting pictures of the quilts I have been working on. I have been working on a couple of quilts for my Guilds outreach program. I didn`t take pictures of the last one, I really don`t remember why, but that`s the story. This one has been hanging about the cupboard for a while now. It had a couple of issues. The fullness in this border.
You can see the seam created with all the extra fabric. (red pin)
A pieced polyester backing was also part of the mix, not a lot of fun. Maybe I am getting too particular.  The thing is I like to be efficient at these give away works, so when there are these issues to work around the last thing I need is to watch the back end too.....sigh.
I put two layers of batt in the centre medallion to absorb the fullness. I am guessing this was a Round Robin, there being such a variety in techniques and skill levels.

 I think someone will enjoy this little number, I adore the butterflies.
Happy Wednesday,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I did It!

A small self-congratulatory note....I mailed a Christmas parcel on Dec. 4th.  It was ready on Dec. 3rd. No rush fees for that baby! Next???

Happy Tuesday,