Lots Of Sewing Today!
Just visited Bumble Bean‘s blog. She has the cutest house block someone sent her with a sock monkey peeking out the window. I love it!
Of course, not to be outdone, here’s my Cat House block. It really is square. I can’t seem to take a picture straight on for some reason.
There’s a story behind this. Years ago when I lived in KY, I worked at the animal shelter, and also at the vet’s office. Because I couldn’t resist a kitty in need, I wound up with seven cats! The vet I worked for said I had the best little cat house in west KY. So here’s to my kitty friends from many years ago!
The next two pictures are of my newest AAQI quilt! Actually, I finished this one the day before yesterday. This started out as a free piecing experiment. I just sat down and started playing with scraps, sewing and cutting, and re-sewing.
The finished quilt measures 9″ by 10.5″, and it’s machine quilted.
When I uploaded the pictures, it occurred to me that I need to come up with a name for it! Any suggestions?
The Heartstrings Quilt Project is a group that makes and donates string quilts to local charitable organizations. I joined because I’m definitely into string quilts right now! For my first Heartstrings project, I decided to try a quilt-as-you-go crib quilt to donate to the local women’s shelter.
Ten-inch blocks seemed a little big for a crib quilt, so mine are seven inches instead. I’ll need 30 blocks, which will hopefully result in a quilt that will be 35″ by 42″.
I thought it would be a total pain to cut out batting and backing squares, but it didn’t take very long to cut them out at all.
Here are the six blocks I finished this afternoon. It’s pretty easy to sew the strips down to the batting and backing. The blocks came out really well, and knowing that they’re already quilted is a nice plus.
Of course, they still have to be joined together, but that process doesn’t look too difficult.
Probably won’t get any sewing done tomorrow. We need to go to the VA in Iron Mountain again, for a dental appointment, so that pretty much takes up the day. Then in the evening, we’ll be going to see the start of the UP 200 Sled Dog Race. Hey, we’ve gotta take advantage of all that snow!
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