Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Wall: moving right along

ideas keep coming
So here is my wall with a few more wedges completed.  I still have about 20 more to press open but I have been distracted (see below).  However the big news is that I think I know what I am going to do with them.  I am so excited about the idea and a little concerned that I may not be able to figure out how to execute it. 

I have not been able to work on the above much because of this:   quilting finished
The quilting is finished and I am so happy with it. 

all the cats

Didn’t the cats turn out great?  What I learned is that even though my echoing has a lot of bobbles, the more lines I included the better it looked. 

looks like barbed wire

When I was quilting this last row I suddenly looked at this block and saw barbed wire.  Don’t ask where that came from but that’s what I see.

sewing the binding

I quickly cut, sewed and pressed the binding and here I am sewing it on.

Cats binding

I only got part of the turned binding on when I found I was getting tired so I quit and will get back to it today.

edit 2/22/12:  The cats quilt is done, washed, dried, and was placed on a sleeping DH yesterday morning.  I hope to have pictures of him and the quilt later this week.

Now I realize that sometimes it seems like all I do quilt and/or talk about quilting.  But sometimes we do other things.  This past week we opened surprise packages from my mother.

owl bag
This is a  blurry picture of the owl bag she sent me.  I collect owls, mostly glass owls, and she just knew that I would love this bag.  It is large enough to hold the file folder I use for my Weight Watcher’s paperwork so it is going to see a lot of use.  What I really like about it is that it has an inside and an outside zipper compartment so I can carry personal items as well as work.

happy geezer

And this is what she sent to DH.  What a sense of humor she has, huh?

real geezer
Of course so does he.  When I looked at this I realized that this is what I have to look forward to…….in the not too far distant future. 

So while we are waiting for what seems to be in my future, it is time to check out all that is going on at Patchwork Times.


Bunny said...

Great bag and shirt LOL love your wedges too looking forward to seeing where you go with this.

Helena said...

Your cat quilt looks wonderful....

Sue Daurio said...

Those wedges are like a sparkling rainbow, just love them :) They certainly brightened my morning

heather said...

I love the cats.

Bonnie said...

Laughing over here .. the shirt is a hoot! (or maybe the bag should be the hoot!)

I love the striped binding on the cats. Your l's look fabulous. I want to be you when I grow up. LOL.

Dar said...

Your cat quilt is darling. Did you quilt that on a longarm. It looks hand quilted on my monitor because of the space between stiches. So even! How do you do it?

Denise :) said...

I want you to know I didn't see barbed wire until you said so! Darling little owl bag -- my daughter's a collector too and she would so love this! A great sense of humor is a good thing ... but haven't read somewhere that you can get too much of a good thing?! LOL!! :)

Rosa said...

Love your wedges,are stunning and the cat quilt is beautiful with that awesome quilting.Great job!

Laughing over here.It`s fabulous have a sense of humor!

Happy sewing!

Glenda said...

Love that bag, and a great T Shirt too!!!!!! Thanks for sharing. Cheers Glenda

Pattilou said...

What a fun post! I loved your cat quilt and the quilting is so great! The wedges are keeping us all intrigued.

Alycia said...

Your cat quilt is wonderful!!! Love the wedges too - they are so unique!