I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally have something new on my Design Wall. The cats are called Crazy Cats from
syverkstan.net . After I took this picture I made two more cats:
They look a little funny without faces, don’t they? I have two more to applique and then I will spend a few evenings getting their personalities on.
This quilt it for DH as part of his Christmas. A few weeks ago he “asked” me to make him a quilt for his bed. I already had planned to use these cats on a quilt for him (he is the reason we have one house cat and 6 outside cats, but I had not planned a layout. Then one evening I came up with this.
You will have to forgive the image of the cats, drawing either by hand or computer is not my area of expertise. But I am very pleased that the quilt pieces on the wall are looking a lot like the EQ image.
And now for some Christmas cat pictures.
Can you find the cat in this picture? This is another picture of our Christmas Village that is set up on our very large mantle. Can you see the cat?
Here is a closer picture. Can you see how thrilled she is to be having her picture taken?
And yes, here she is again. She just laid there, staring at me while I took these pictures. And when I was through, she put her head down and went to sleep. I guess I didn’t make much of an impression on her.
Only 6 days until Christmas. I have one piece to quilt and then all my gifts will be done. DH will get his quilt in pieces but I will have it done shortly into the New Year. This week will be quiet and peaceful, well, as soon as I finish with my three WW meetings on Monday and Tuesday. Then we will be on “vacation” for a week. DH has projects planned, mostly putting hundreds of slides on DVD. And me? I will be in the studio, creating new quilts and working on UFOs. In fact I found one I had forgotten.
This was a BOM from 2004. I really got bored with the color, or lack thereof, so I added 1/4” orange borders on the blocks. then I added darker tan blocks:
But even then I wasn’t content with what I had and added embroidery. Now, I seem to remember all of this but it didn’t become a quilt. Well, there was a reason for that. I then decided that I wanted this quilt top to really become a duvet cover for a down comforter. I stopped, however, when I couldn’t decide if I should quilt the top or not. I bought two king sized sheets to both line the top and to make the envelope. And now that I have unearthed this top I have the same question. Should I quilt the top of a duvet?