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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Peer Pressure....Don't let me pack this thing away again!

Allright Quilt Chicks...
Help me out here.
So I"m working on digging my way out of a mess in my sewing room.
The dig lead me to this quilt.  
Pattern by Karen Stone.
Started by me at least 10 years ago.
I assembled the last of the border sections yesterday and sewed them on.
Used stash fabric to create back.
I still have to sew a scrap of batting to the end of the twin batting that I'll be using..
(When will I learn to make quilts that correspond with the size of available battings?)
After that this thing goes on the longarm and hopefully will be done in a couple days.

The help I'm asking for?
Do Not Let Me Put This On The UFO Pile Again!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Today's project is inspired by my youngest daughter.  An aspiring  Crazy Cat Lady and Future Animal Hoarder who's compassion and love for the homeless and un-loved animals in the world is tempered by me, her (hyper-critical) mother who claims to be THE VOICE OF REASON when it comes to all things feline and canine.
This child is the mother of Doug the Cat, who has been featured on this blog as well as Instagram and Facebook.

In an effort to get my girl to switch her focus from the desire to own all the animals she sees on the rescue sites, I suggested that she perhaps volunteer in another capacity.
Like making kennel quilts for the animals in the shelters.
(One thing I didn't think about , until now, was that if she delivered those quilts to the shelter, she might be overcome with the need to rescue those animals and bring one or more home with her…)

Like I was saying,
I suggested the idea of making some kennel quilts.  She did a search and sent me a link to some directions / sizes.
So here I am, today, with several projects littering my sewing table, sewing fabrics I really don't like and using batting scraps to make some of those darn quilts.
(The daughter is no where in sight.)
These are NOT works of art.  
I'm just using up fabric and getting it out of here.

Finished size 12" x 18"
More to come…


P.S.  ….  I'm hoping that as I go along I will uncover my Pineapple Crazy blocks that I have LOST in the chaos of my sewing space.