Quilt Helpers

My quilt helpers often “arrange” quilt blocks for me….such good helpers they are.  So when I saw a DIY kitty hammock made from a box and t-shirt on this post on the Pictures & Paragraphs blog, I knew I wanted to make one for my helpers.  There was zero cat interest at first except to retrieve the treats I put in it.   Then there were a couple of sightings of a cat in the bottom or “the basement“.  Not quite what I intended.  Several months go by with no cat action at all.

Thinking the hammock was too close to the top or “ceiling”, we turned it upside down.  Then we caught Casper sitting on top.  They just don’t get it, do they?

Kitty HammockThen, wonders of wonders, I get a text.  Look who’s in the kitty hammock, Simontacchi!!   🙂

Kitty Hammock 1

DWM – A Finish and a New Addition

The brown/white thrifted shirt log cabin quilt, Going Up, is almost finished.  Woo hoo!!  Just hand sewing the binding and a label remain to be done.  So this is my design wall for DWM 🙂          Going UpSome more pictures, including the backing, which used shirt backs.  You’ll see Harley, our dog, approves 🙂

Going Up 2Going Up wHarleyGoing Up 1Going Up BackingNow for the new addition……to my sewing machine family!!  A guild member said she was looking to give her Elna sewing machine to a good home.  Was I interested?  Why, but of course I was!  Please meet Super Glenda, an Elna Supermatic with her metal carrying case folded out to a platform that is flush with the bed of the lean, green, Swiss machine 🙂   Thank you, Glenda for this wonderful addition to my sewing family.  I love her already.

Glenda 1Glenda 2Glenda 4Glenda 3Here’s the tag that was included along with a booklet.

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 0 yards
  • Fabric out:  0 yards
  • YTD Fabric in:  121.5yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 70.5 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 51 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Final 2013 DWM Post

Wow, the final DWM of 2013.  I’m looking forward to 2014.  I’ve decided to participate in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014 (RSC14) sponsored by the soscrappy blog.  There were some wonderful projects around the blogosphere in 2013 from this challenge, so I’m looking forward to participating.

I’m finishing out the year with these mug rugs.  Hop on over to Judy’s DWM post and check out the loads of projects going on there 🙂

Mug RugsI’m closing in on finishing my Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll.  It was laying on the couch waiting for me to pin another border and look who thought it would be a good place to hang out?  This is Casper and he doesn’t look too happy about having his picture taken, ha!

Casper on RRCBCats just can’t pass up a quilt-in-progress, can they?  Heck, they can’t pass up pre-quilts, aka fabric, either 😉

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Final Stash Report for 2013

  • Fabric in:  3 yards (GW shirts)
  • Fabric out: 0.25 yards (Mug rugs)
  • YTD Fabric in:  103.25 yards
  • YTD Fabric out:  36.75 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 66.5 yards, less than the 71.5 yards in from 2012, still not going in the right direction 😉  

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Log Cabins

I finished sewing on the last round of logs.  I have a stack to iron still but I’m finished sewing all 110 blocks (this is a revision from 100 because, duh, 10 logs of each size in 11 different fabrics total 110), woo hoo.  Now I can play with the setting 🙂 

Brown LogCabin BlocksAnd because animal photos are just too cute, here’s Simontacchi supervising grocery unloading.  I think he’s keeping a sharp eye out for cat food….as you can tell, he’s food motivated 🙂

Simontacchi on Bag

More Gifts and a Funny Dog

I made more Baprons for a baby sprinkle (second baby in the family so it’s less than a shower).  The new baby’s grandparents are from Minnesota and the Bapron on the right is a Minnesota fabric I snagged in Paducah this year.  The only thing is I wish I’d fussy cut it so that Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox was front and center.

I finished hand piecing block two of the Grandmother’s Choice BOTW.  I’m really happy with my choice of cheddar and green fabrics.

I just had to post these pictures of a dog riding in a VW bug that we saw on our way home last night.  It’s not everyday you see such a well turned out puppy dog!!  Check out those goggles.

Have a great weekend!