Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A Good Book
And here is the quilt together so far! My daughter's feet are peeking out from the bottom!
Please mark me off for February please, Chooky!
Off to March! Doesn't everyone love this quilt so much!
Lori, Leaskdale, Ontario, Canada
Please mark me off. I'm all caught up and well into getting March done.
I haven't been commenting lately but I love reading everyone's posts on their progress. All the quilts look great!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I'm way behind, but this afternoon I have made a big effort on catching up. I'm cutting the little squares. Just how many are there??!!!!!! I wish they'd breed, then I wouldn't have to cut so many LOL.
I want letters after my name, so I'm going to stop appliqueing and start sewing the blocks.
More progress to show soon I hope.h
My SAL is coming along pretty good, considering I didnt get my fabric till the middle of January, and have been working some longish hours and have often been totally stuffed when I have got home.
So here are some pics of what has been happening in my house with SKoW... I have used a lot of Buggy Barns Creamery Neutrals for my backgrounds and a couple of others that fit in well too. I am really pleased with all the fabrics.
I am still stitching and am up to date as far as the months go, however, I have chosen to leave all the piecing until the end - sorry, I know that the piecing is part of the SAL but I just haven't decided on fabrics for it so rather than make a bad decision I'd rather wait until the end and see what suits.
Chookyblue, if I'm in for a walloping please make it with a wet bus ticket *wink*
How are the rest of you going?
have a great day
Ice cream with my favorite flavors : chocolate (of course !!), salted butter caramel and a little bit of coffee !
Monday, February 27, 2012
|Rather appropriate, given the weather.|
January's blocks are also finished.
The bottom sashing is completed, but was too hard to show in the photo, so please tick me off for the two months.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Of course, there were dramas - the furballs did fly in the Quilt Kitty household. I always cut my blocks bigger than specified but one Friday night I must have been very taken with Midsummer Murders as my ice cream cone finished up on a very definate angle. In order to cut out a fairly straight block I ended up with a 10 inch high block rather than 10.5 inches. So after careful thought while lying awake in the dark later that night I came up with a solution that didn't mean starting that block again. I trimmed a bit here & there and added another row of 1 inch blocks between my coffee cup & book blocks. Problem solved & now I cut my blocks with even more excess!
My coffee cup block is actually the hot chocolate block but as I prefer coffee to hot chocolate so I made another change. I think it is easy to see why this is my favourite block to date. Purrrrfect!
Here's my book block too. I pondered long & hard on which book to portray but couldn't come up with one I knew I would be happy to still be looking at in 10 years time. Being a total readaholic to the point where it interferes with my sewing, I thought of just titling it 'To All The Books I've Loved Before......'. However a kitty reference prevailed and I settled for The Cat Who in deference to the cosy mystery series of 29 books by Lilian Jackson Braun which featured two Siamese cats Koko & Yum Yum who helped their owner to solve crime in their small town.
Quick Chooky - mark me off for December, January & February at last! I can't believe it's nearly March already, roll on winter.
I really thought when I decided to start in January I’d be able to catch up quickly. Boy did I get that wrong!!!! As you all already know, there’s a lot of work in this quilt. :-)
Anyway, I have put in a lot of work & I’m really enjoying it, so it’s all good.
I’ve had a lot of stress in my life lately, with no relief in sight, so this project has almost kept me sane!!!!
Being OCD I love to have all my fabrics organised. I cut a bunch of squares so I had a stash. I’m hand piecing all the little sections that go between the blocks as I love to hand piece. I did machine on the long strips just so I could something finished!!!! I have already started on the January & February blocks, so hopefully I might catch up by the end of next month!!!
My fabric is from the Ruby range with a few Bliss & some other bits & bobs from my stash. I’ve had the most trouble finding the neutrals, luckily I had some, as they are a bit thin underfoot in the shops.
Sorry I haven’t been commenting lately but i have enjoyed having a peep at everyone else’s beautiful work.