Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cat Quilt

There are cats all over my design wall. I have been working on it and here is an updated picture. I added an additional fabric and like the look. Love shopping from my stash. Still needs more done on it but it's a good start.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Design Wall Monday

As I finished the top of the Card Quick quilt last week, I figured it was time to start this years cat quilt. For the past five years I am been making a quilt for the Marin Cat Connection to help them raise money for their rescue group. The quilts are a big hit and people ask if there is going to be one each year. At my Friday night UFO mini group, a friend helped me figure it out and today I cut it out. Still need to trim the cat blocks but wanted to put it up to see how it looks. I think I like this layout and figured I'd sleep on it to decide tomorrow. Nothing is sewn as of yet so I can rearrange to my hearts desire.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Card Trick

I did it. I completed the top long before the deadline I made had made for myself. I am really happy with it's out come. I do need to trim it up so off to do that. I just was so excited to finish the top and post a picture. I even have the binding and a backing from my stash.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Best laid plans of mice and men was to have the top completed. So how life gets in the way as did having the stomach flu. So here are two picture of progress. I am happy with the way it is turning out. This is with the half square triangles laid out around some of the edges.

This photo shows it about half sewn together. Still need to sew some rows together but I wanted to see what it looks like.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I can not believe I have something different on my design wall. This pattern is something I've wanted to make for a while. When Judy over at Patchwork Times post her monochromatic challenge for July it was blue. I figured this would be perfect to do it blues. The pattern I am using is Simple Tricks by Laura Nownes and Diane McClun. Laura is going to be our speaker at next months quilt guilt so my goal is to have the top completed. It worked on it last night and it should be quick. I also know someone who is having a baby boy in August so this quilt will go to him.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Long time no blog or post for that matter. It's been a while since I've actually had some thing to post. These are blocks from a Block of the Month I have been taking at Quilt Fans in Alameda. It's been a mystery so far but we have completed all the blocks and will find out in a few weeks how to finish it. I do know it's on point and the blocks will having sashing around them and setting triangles. This is just one of many ways it could be laid out. I'm decided there will be no right or wrong way.