Friday, February 11, 2011

Cat's Pajamas, Two

I finally finished Mina's quilt.  It is a fat quarter quilt designed by Sam J. Lamoreaux of The Quilters Workshop called Cat's Pajamas, Two. 

This is probably the only picture I will get of it.  The youngest tried to hold it up for me today, but it was too heavy for him to be able to hold it for a picture.  

The borders and backing are of the same leaf patterned flannel, and I sandwiched it with batting.  It will be extra warm on days like we have been having lately.  Probably should have left the batting out, but I didn't like the feel without it. 

I did not do a lot of quilting on this one because of its weight. I stitched in the ditch along the sashings, and down the main seams in each block.  A five time repeated heart went in the middle of each block, and I randomly outlined some of the leaves in the border.  

I hope Mina and Stan enjoy their quilt.  

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hand Quilting on Cat Quilt

Since my shoulder hurts a lot when I quilt on the machine, Loni was nice enough to say she didn't mind if I hand quilter her cat quilt even though she knew it would take much longer to get the quilt.  I am having a lot of fun with the cats and using lots of different colored threads. 

Baby Quilt for CRJ Complete

Finally!  Today I finished the baby quilt I started months ago for my friend's first grandchild, a little boy with the initials CRJ. 

I thought I would never get finished with this quilt due to the shoulder issues I have been having.  

She is going to see him in March and will personally deliver the quilt, so I finished it just in time. 

AlphaBuddy Quilt from kit.
Left side of picture shows backing of quilt.  The green area shows how the machine quilting on the outside green triangles.