Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Making Cats

A snowy day like this is just perfect for . . . . 
making cats!
This cat quilt along at Oh, Fransson is so much fun.
A new cat (with it's own name!) is released every day, from Dec 1st-25th.  I can't wait to pull up the website each morning and see what we get to make!  My girls are taking turns picking fabric for the cats, but I'm making one of each pattern myself, too.  I couldn't resist.

Meet Mia, Bernadette, Ferdinand, and Sunny.
I had to make a plain one, too -- this HR fabric was just perfect.
I'm tempted to make a whole quilt like this from my HR fabric stash!

Now I should really go cuddle with this cat!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Penny Patch Quilt

I'm so thrilled to be able to share my finished Penny Patch Quilt today!  A bundle of Hip Holiday Fabrics arrived in my mailbox two weeks ago, courtesy of Rachel and Sew Love Fabrics, as part of the Holiday Challenge at Stitched in Color

I took the quilt with me to Chicago for Thanksgiving, to finish up the binding.   And it was fun to find new spots for quilt photos at my in-laws' home.   The kids had fun trying to hold the quilt up in their favorite climbing tree, but it made me nervous!

Quilt Stats
Pattern: Penny Patch Quilt
Size: Throw, measuring 60"x72"
Fabrics: Hip Holiday plus a few different fabrics from my stash
Quilting: diagonal lines
Recipient: A very special family member!  (shhh)
(Quilt Back)

I also made a tiny sized Penny Patch quilt -- doll sized, really.  The smallest squares finish at one inch, the larger squares at 4 inches.
It's so cute!  Here's a close up photo:

 Happy December, everyone!