"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cat Blocks

 I joined a block exchange on Treadleon.net for 8 inch cat blocks.  I was planning on doing two sets of ten, one with the sitting cat and one with the reclining cat.  I had gotten the background cut for the reclining cat, but with my sudden move, I was not able to get them done in time.  :(  The requirements were jewel toned background and either a small cat print for the cat (I used two different cat prints here) or a small calico print.  I made an extra block of each material I used to keep for my quilt.  My black and white cat is half finished on my very small design wall.
 We had to sign the blocks and put our name, city, date and the machine we used to make the block on the exchange blocks.  Here is a link to the pattern we used:  http://vickisvintagestitches.blogspot.com/2014/01/treadle-on-cat-block-exchange.html   If I ever have time after unpacking, making things for the house and finishing my quilt for my bed, not to mention all of my other obligations, I need to make some more blocks!
 One of my bloggy friends sent me a block as a house warming gift, which I thought was very sweet!  Thank you Joan!  I love the pink!
 There is not a door on my closet in my sewing room, so I took a shower curtain and some curtain clips to attach one of my quilts to.  I'm using a quilt my mom painted when I was little.  The blue is perfect in my sewing room with all of my other blue stuff in there.
Here is another picture of my cutting table, I really should have waited to hang the quilt until after I had arranged my furniture!  LOL  My cutting table is just a card table that was bowing in the middle, so my husband bought a piece of wood to put under my mat.  I then confiscated a table he had made to use as a lap desk across our comfy chair (it sits on the arms) to put at the back of the table for my supplies.  Both boards help to extend the size of my table.
Here are three of my babies curled up asleep on the bed.  Oreo has such an awesome tail!  The calico is Cupcake and my big baby is Tiger.
I'm not getting much sewing done, but my house is starting to come together.  We had unloaded all of our boxes in the garage when we moved.  That helps to not have boxes everywhere waiting to be unpacked, so what I have been doing is bringing in a few boxes at a time, unpacking them, making a mess, clean up the mess, and then start over again!  I'll try to keep ya'll updated as get things done though!



Linda Swanekamp said...

I am always afraid of committing to block share because I would not want to be short of time. I also have a dread of making the same block over and over with the same fabric. I like your cats! Hopefully you won't have to move for a long while again. That has to be real draining.

Deborah Hamilton said...

Those are real sweet cats - the real ones and the quilt ones. HA!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute cat blocks. If you want to raise the height of your cutting table, you can add bed risers under the legs of the card table. I'm taller, so, it hurts my back to lean over for very long.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What a pretty quilt that your mamma painted. Cute cat blocks. Glad your home is coming together.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Love your quilts! =)

Stopping by from "Thursday Favorite Things"!

Shauna said...

Love the idea of using the quilt to cover the closet. My long arm makes it hard to open the closet in the room it is in, so I might just have to do something similar.

Sarah said...

There's nothing better than a pile of fluffies =^,,^=
What a neat idea to not only sign the cat blocks but list the machine you used!

Jessica said...

What a great space!! :)

Fort Worth Fabric Studio said...

I feel your pain about moving! It is not fun! Your cat blocks are so much fun, and I love your sewing space!

Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
Fabric Frenzy Friday

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8

There was an error in this gadget