Saturday, February 17, 2018

Purple squirrel

Here's a purple squirrel, all excited to present a yellow acorn to everyone participating in the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge. He wanted to join everyone despite two harrowing surgeries.

Unfortunately, purple squirrels are not a hardy genetically modified patchwork (GMP). As he was getting ready for his first photo shoot, the photographer noticed that the squirrel had a malformed jaw. So off to surgery it went. Then during the second photo shoot, the photographer noticed that this poor squirrel's entire hip was rotated 180 degrees. Ouch!

Here is the squirrel in the middle of surgery.

Buddy was up in the observation area, but it was all so gruesome, he couldn't look.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Small steps

Here are another four patches from the 365 day challenge. I'm only eight days behind now. Happily, we've moved on to a different technique, although I expect we will go back to tiny town again soon.

The spools are the right size for this project, but they belong in a quilt of their own--a spool quilt. I have a lot of the fabric cut out ready to serve as leaders and enders...when I remember.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tiny Time

I was happy to get back to sewing after another day of shop hopping. I thought I should drop by Kathryn Kerr's 365 block challenge and catch up. I happened to stop just as the blocks began featuring one inch half square triangles. Yikes. Today was definitely a fiddly day.

I made four blocks. Unfortunately, one of them is a repeat because I forgot I had already made a block. Oh well. I like the new block better anyway.

As a reminder, these blocks finish at 3 inches, so the half square triangles (HSTs) finish at one inch.

 I also cut more i-spy blocks for a quilt I'm making for my grand-nephew. I made a similar quilt for his older brother.

And here are Molly and Buddy conspiring at the base of the design wall. Alternatively, they may be assessing their booty, blocks knocked from the wall to the floor.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Buddy Day

The King of Cuddles hopes you get a big bundle of Buddy for Valentine's Day. Molly thinks that would be a Gag gift.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Bunnies and Trip

I showed this quilt tonight at my quilt guild. I'm posting it here so if any of the members find this blog with the obscure name, they will know they found the right spot. The links to the instructions for this pattern can be found under the tutorial tab at the top of the page.

And today my sister drove me all over for a quilt shop hop. Barbara from Cat Patches warned me about Boersma's and she was right. Hopefully she will see this, notice the blue skies and realize its time to come home from her astounding trip of the USA (with cats!).

And yes quilt shops sometimes have odd neighbors. Mary Ellen Hopkins had a quilt shop in Santa Monica called Crazy Ladies and Friends, and the shop next door was the Cat House.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Purple coins

Here are six "OCD coins" blocks. I started making these because I was inspired by Cathy's over at Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting.  

 And just to taunt me, last week Cathy included a fabric with black cats on purple in her rail blocks. The cats have a wonderful spiral tail.

It turns out I received a square of this during an I-spy exchange. So I felt compelled to add them to these blocks.

Oh egads. And yes, let me not forget to give all the credit to the master of my sewing universe.

Now I suggest you visit all the rainbow loveliness at Angela's Rainbow Scrappy Challenge.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Teal chickens

Today was teal chicken day.

So now I have finished making right speeding chickens and all the remaining chickens will be speeding to the left. Yes, collisions are likely. Fuschia chickens are going to be the next diagonal.