Monday, June 14, 2010

Sewed but didn't sew

I know what you're saying "Huh?" Nancy came over to sew for the day...she got lots of paper pieced kimonos made. My picture does not do justice to the fabrics, they are so rich and colorful. She has 8 made and needs to make 12 more, each will be a different fabric. Sorry I didn't get the pattern name.

I sewed but didn't "sew". I was told that cutting and ironing qualify as sewing. I cut out another tote bag, fused all the batting on, cut out the border for the quilt I'm working on, and pressed open all the garland pieces. Inquiring minds want to know what I'm working on...

I'm making Forest Dreams from Judy Hopkins Triangle Free Quilts. Easy quilt, but lots and lots of sub-piecing. I really need to work on the two tote bags I have cut out, so I don't think I'm going to finish piecing the blocks anytime soon.

Isn't she cute?

Her face is so dark it is normally hard to get a good picture of her. She is my psycho kittie, it was 96 degrees here yesterday, guess who spent the hottest part of the day in the garage where it must of been an easy 100+ degrees. She is the only cat I know who demands to be picked up and held then cries when you try to put her down. Have you ever tried to explain to a cat why it is not possible to brush your teeth and hold her at the same time? I have this conversation almost every day.


Quilt Hollow said...

Love your Psycho kitty! Gray is my most fav of all! What a sweetie!

oldbatt said...

The cat is awesome - we have a cat that loves to be near in any way, shape or form! Now we have that stray too with her kittens so I need to find 3 good homes. My MIL made a kimono quilt and it turned out fantastic too! Cutting and ironing DO qualify and quilting! Best, Lisa

Mary said...

As I recall.............I had babies who cried when I put them down!

Loris said...

Yep, Nancy's right. All that prep work is definitely "sewing". You even get extra credit using the iron in the heat :-)
Your sweet grey kitty sounds like a love. I've had cats climb to the heights of the garage on the hottest days. Spa day in the sauna, I guess. Their complexions always are perfect though :-)
I also had a cat who seemed to like snowstorms..with plenty of places to find warm shelter, she would climb on top of the porch to perch in the middle of it..till I would talk her into coming inside.

AnnieO said...

Anything fabric related is quilting to me! Sounds like you got some steps out of the way so you can use your machine.

Hilarious conversation I am imagining you having with your cat follows me around the house until I pet her. She most likes me to lie down with her on my bed so she can give me kitty biscuits and rub her face on my glasses.

SheilaC said...

Love your sweet kitty!!

the week we had 90 degree days it seemed like all my kitties wanted to be close to me... what were they thinking??

Guess they are all a little crazy :)