"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hearts and Flowers

These are almost all of the hearts for the border of the PatchKats quilt from Justquiltin with Denise Russart.  I have one little kat almost made, and have about 20 more to go.  When I planned on slowing down with my quilting I really didn't plan to slow down this much.  I'm working on a quilt for a gift and this quilt, and I'm optimistic about spending more time on them.
One little ginger Kat head.

After a brutal winter, the spring flowers are flourishing. 
 When this tree is in bloom, only briefly in spring, the scent is heavenly.
I love columbines.
The first of my mother's iris'.

I was wondering if I was becoming a non-blogger, but I don't think so.  I'm just preoccupied.
I have way too much fabric to give up quilting now:)  Gotta use it up.

God Bless You.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Lots of Cutting, Not Much Sewing

As the title says, I have done the border cutting for the PatchKats quilt, but I have only one block done.  It's cute, isn't it?  I chose blue fabric instead of green for the ribbon.  The nice weather we are having is a big distraction to me, but I plan to keep up with this.  Yesterday the second set of instructions were made available, and we are now making the cats.  

Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day.
God Bless.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Four-Patch Finish

It took a few weeks but I have this project completed and plan to donate it to one of the Hands to Help charities that Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict is supporting this year.  I am pathetically attached to traditional quilt blocks, and I don't think it gets any more traditional than the humble but lovable four-patch.  I'm probably going to let myself graduate to the nine-patch and see how many more scraps I can use up.

Today is a really beautiful Spring day here, finally.  The sun is out and it's warm and lovely.
I plan to begin work on the PatchKats quilt.  I have some American Made Brand red and cream that is going to be the heart border, and that's the first section we are working on.  

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend and that it is as nice where you are as it is here.  
God Bless.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Floating 4-Patch Fun

I viewed this tutorial on The Gourmet Quilter's blog and have been enjoying making these very simple blocks and using up my scraps for floating 4-patch blocks.  Very relaxing.
 Digging in the scrap bag is fun.  

I'm going to use them to make a quilt to donate.  I may or may not put in a sashing; not sure yet. Would they still be floating if there's sashing?
Hope you are enjoying your weekends.  
God Bless.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Knitter's Gifts Quilt Top Finish

This is the completed quilt top for From Head to Toe, A Knitter's Gifts.  
I did use the cheater's method for making the drunkard's path blocks.
 You can not tell by looking at the border here how much work I put into it, but I did quite a bit of floor crawling and seam fudging to make it work.  Not the designer's fault, but mine.  However, it all came together and this top is done.
 I was determined to complete this project, so I feel very pleased.  
I realized that one of my prints is very appropriate.
Knitting needles and yarn images - perfect.

Just Quiltin with Denise Russart's PatchKats BOM begins on March 21.  That one is also very cute.

The sun is shining, the snow is melting and a well earned spring is in the air.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.
God Bless.