Last day of the stay-cation. Decided that since there was nothing interesting on TV, it was time to slave away on some machine quilting.
I was about to launch the next round of feathery fill, but decided that my wrists were feeling pretty sore and it might be better to pace this for another day.
My goal is to get this done in the next couple weeks. More updates on the horizon.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
I am in my happy place. Applique. Batik. My favorite colors. Fun design.
Teal Cat is getting salmon instead of sardines.
I used 3 medium length pins to hold each body shape in place, then added applique pins just to the fish I'm sewing at the time.
No basting!!!! The extra pins assure the piece doesn't shift while sewing.
I cranked out 50" worth of stitching in about 30 minutes.
Now back to the football game and more fish.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
That's a lot of cat.
Addendum: I think I'll spread the fish out more than the original art-work. (The original had 4 fish this size along this panel.) That'll show off the batik background more and save some time as well as pink fabric.
Friday, November 27, 2015
I bought a "Mid-Century Modern Animals" coloring book by Jenn Ski on my Portland trip, and I have been obsessed with making this image into a quilt.
I've planned a couple llama quilts for Baby Girl since she claimed that she wanted to be Llama Hearder when she grew up, but I was never able to sort out the details for a llama quilt that I loved.
Now she wants to be The Crazy Cat Lady.
So much easier.
Stitch N Snip in Crouch since they have the best batik selection in the region.
A split background of dark and light purple. The salmony pink will be all the background fish. These pinks are from my stash.
I need about 50 fish. God Bless the stash.
I'm not kidding when I say "Big Ass Cat". Those blue body sections are over 50" wide. Finished quilt will be about 108x80.
These are the cat body teals.
Lime green eyes and collar.
The geometric details either dark blue or pale blue.
And for my "non-quilty" friends.... This is over $300 worth of gorgeous fabric in these pics. And I haven't added the batting or backing.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
1) Я Української Квілтер.
2) Misha Sakaashvili has a secret crush on me so he and his people keep checking out my blog.
3) Ukranian Spammers visit my site but can't figure out an angle to get me to pay them.
I am finding those fussy little ovals pretty annoying. They are 3/8" x 3/4". And I keep considering altering the logo to leave out some details that no one realizes are there anyway.
My mind started to wander and I started thinking about making a pillow for someone in Arizona. So I spent some time perusing images of Tohono O'odham baskets and fell in love with this one.
I learned that curved lines do not work very well with this technique.
After a glass or 2 of wine, I may try to tackle the other 4 outer rings
Monday, November 9, 2015
Now I can get back to more enjoyable handwork.