Saturday, September 28, 2013

Garage Sale Find

A few months ago I bought this quilted top at a garage sale. The elderly lady who made the quilt thought she had made it some time in the '70s.

I love the orange gingham in the center of each block. The quilt is truly has flannel, denim, and double knit. The rust fabric is the king size sheet she was planning on using for the back. I bought it thinking it would be a great FMQ practice quilt and (since it was such a bargain) I would donate it after I quilted it...only there's a bit of a problem...

It is huge! 90 x 110 inches! And very heavy. Too big for my frame and Juki.

I was thinking of turning it into four smaller quilts. So how horrible of a person/quilter would I be if I just cut it into four pieces instead of unsewing it?

Here's a rare pic of my motley crew together...Obba, Fred, and Siddi.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Here Kitty Kitty

I have three new kitties.

This guy likes to nap in the sun...

This kitty was a gift from Nancy, she likes to chase the butterflies that land on the verbena.

This cute little plate was a gift from Rose, these little kitties like playing in the sand. Rose made the plate - she decoupaged the cute kitty fabric to the glass plate. Love it.

And then there is this cute little kitty, aka psycho-Siddi...she's not new, but so rare stays still that I had to post a picture.

Can you tell I haven't been doing any quilting?

Friday, September 6, 2013


I changed up the spare bedroom a bit...removed the foot board from the bed, switched out the side tables, got rid of the rocking chair AND changed the bedding! New sheets, new dust ruffle, new shams and a quilt that looks like it was custom made for the bed.

Love it!

Okay, love the bedding...the walls need some pictures and none of the furniture matches. I'm going to try painting one of the side tables. If that works out then I'm going to paint everything else (except the headboard).

Grey kitties are NOT allowed in the spare bedroom.