Thursday, April 15, 2010

Block Exchanges are FUN!

2 of my friends and I had a block exchange like the one I had farther below resulting in the 9patch quilt. THIS time, we managed to complete the 12 blocks for all in less than 2 months! Amazing. (Actually what's amazing is that 2 out of the 3 are unemployed, and the employed person got her blocks done first! LOL) Anyway, here are a couple of the blocks. The idea was... all color blocks were to be Batik's. We assigned colors to each of us, 4 colors each, so there were no dupes. And we agreed on the light color to be the same common thread thru each block, it was a mottled cream.

Now we each have to find our own way of finishing them. I did the black block between LAST time, so I'm looking for something different this time. Maybe a sashing... maybe turning them on point, or both... ?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Cats Meeee--ow

I was rearranging furniture a couple weeks ago, and I had to move my cat's food. So in an apologetic offer, I bought her new feeding dishes, and gave her one of the place-mats I had quilted for the dogs... I know... I know... it's for the DOGS. So a couple days ago I got some cute cat fabric, and cut it out. This morning, at 5am.. I quilted it and bound it and POOF! she has her own place-mat now!