Monday, January 22, 2007

Two more finished...





This weekend I was able to finish my Jo Morton log cabin, which is about 15 inches square. As I mentioned previously, I am not happy with my work on this one, the more I tried, the worse things became. I have a two part mantra for this quilt, repeat it with me "it is a primitive-its supposed to be a little off" and " it is a learning project". I quilted it with a baptist fan, which is a little wobbly on its own- something I digitized but apparently need to find a way to smooth out a bit. I'll also post a picture of the JoMorton Paririe basket again, with some of the quilting (on the back, you can't see it from the front in a photo).

Secondly, for all you cat lovers out there.........My mother has an ancient and venerable Siamese cat that spends its waking hours curled up on her lap. Because it will knead her lap, sometimes with claws out, mother sits with a towel folded up between her legs and the cat. With Amy and Nancy (among others) showing off their cat fabrics, I was inspired to check out what my LQS had. I found a very bright and fun print which I then stitched a batting, sewed and 'birthed' and then quilted some kitty faces randomly spaced. Mom is tickled with it.

I'm tickled to have had time to quilt this weekend. Rainy weekends can be wonderful, if you can lock yourself up with your fabric and machines!

16 comments:

JudyL said...

They all look great! I think you're being too hard on yourself, the quilt and quilting look great! I know your mom and her kitty will love the new lap quilt.

Judy L.

Laurie Ann said...

I think that log cabin cutie just turned out great! I've got to get on the miniature train. I have a great spot on my wall for one.

I used to have a cat that would do the same thing. She was such a great prrrrer.

Sweet P said...

I love the kitty quilt. It is so cute!

quiltpixie said...

your cat quilt is a wonderufl idea. I love the little quilted kitty faces peering out too...

Norma said...

I love that cat fabric! The log cabin quilt is a cutie!

Mary said...

that's a cute fabric, my Mom made a 4 patch quilt fussy cutting those cats that I quilted for her -it turned out really cute.

KCQuilter said...

Wow, your Jo Mortons look GREAT! I love her small quilts and took the Jo's Little Women Club last winter at my LQS--loads of fun. Your kitty mat is adorable and should save your mamma's lap!! My cats do the same thing---knead like there's no tomorrow.

The Calico Cat said...

Love the kitty quilt... Mine each have one made out fo kitty fleece... not that they use them. I love kneady kitties - mine don't do much kneading...

Suze said...

Three finishes.... You go girl.

Loved the log cabin......

Bingo~Bonnie said...

I don't see where eiter of them are off. You did a great job! Love those colors in the logcabin!!! Do you plan to use it as a table topper this fall? ~Bonnie

Shelina said...

Gail you have been busy. Both of these are very nice. At first, I thought the cats was the backs of one of these quilts. Its nice too, but I'm glad it's not. :)

Karen said...

What we won't do for our kitties. I think your Log Cabin is very beautiful with its deep cheddar and rust colors.

Samantha said...

LOVe that log cabin! JudyL is right- you're being way too hard on yourself!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Love your log cabin cutie!

Working my way through the Stash Quilts Ring just to say Hi.

Susan said...

Your little Jo Morton is darling! I love the movement that the quilting gives it, and the alternation of the blocks.

What a great idea for the cat kneading blanket!

ForestJane said...

I want to see a picture, with the cat, your mom, and the new little kitty quilt between them... :)