Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Becky's birthday table topper

Found this cool cat sayings FQ at a quilt shop on a recent shopping trip and bought it to make something for my son's girlfriend, who is a real cat lover. It's from a line of fabrics called XOXOXO The Cat. I couldn't decide what to do with it because I didn't want to cut up the cool sayings. But, if you leave something on your sewing table long enough, inspiration will come eventually :-). I received my package in the mail from Mr. B's Preview Pack Club. This quarterly's pack of squares feature London cats...sophisticated cats visiting London and checking out the double decker buses and other tourist attractions in London, England. I sewed an assortment of the squares around the center panel and added a navy blue border with a little motif that looks a little bit like cat's paws and made a small table topper for Becky's birthday. Here is the cat panel....if you click on the picture, you should be able to read the sayings:


The finished table topper. I quilted around the squares printed on the panel and meandered through the large squares and the border putting a cat in each corner. The cats did not show up on the picture as it was too dark :-).



Thursday, October 9, 2008

E 3 Paddle Wheels

I finally got another Dear Jane block finished on an impulse this afternoon. I was cleaning out my sewing room when I came across a pattern I'd printed out a long time ago. Since my cutting table was empty and my blue and white fabrics accessible (because of the cleanup :-), I had just enough time to make this little block. It does look like paddle wheels! This makes 52 blocks out of 169 and I've got my first year in of my 10 year aim! Should be able to get the project done within my 10 year goal.