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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Actual machine sewing!

Yup - you read that correctly - I actually did some machine sewing last Friday. Amazing, huh?!

I started by making a practice block for this quilt I saw in a magazine. The magazine was an impulse purchase on the way to the mountains when I was still ticked off about my car. Should have saved the money to help pay for the car but this was a scrappy quilt magazine and my resolve to not buy magazines had dissolved.


I debated what fabrics to use and then remembered I have a small collection of cat fabrics. I even have a large chunk that would work for a backing - it's the backside of cats. That doesn't sound right - it's not their bums, it's just that they are facing away from the viewer.


I know I needed another project like another hole in the head but without one block to put on the design wall I would have forgotten about this great pattern and it was sew sew easy to do.

I also finally picked some fabrics for my Temecula Quilts summer stars sew along.


You are probably wondering how I came up with that motley crew of fabric and it's because I started with this adorable cupcake fabric. I hope to use the grey for binding or borders or something other than the blocks.


I finished the following blocks last Friday and I think with tomorrow's posting I will have 3 more to do to catch up. Easy Peasy. It's not too late if you want to join in.


I also worked on one of the BOM blocks for a class I teach and had a helper who didn't really want his picture taken...

10 comments:

Denise :) said...

I like your motley collection of fabrics. It'll be fun to watch your Temecula Quilts piece come together ... especially if cupcake fabric is the focus of the fabric!

Sheila said...

I love the fabric in your "scrappy quilt". Can't wait to see that one finished. I am making the Temecula summer stars and just got caught up today. Just in time for tomorrow block. Love your helper! Have a great week.

Janet O. said...

I love your stars--the fabrics are great! Glad you were finally able to make the needed choices to get going on them.
Didn't want his picture taken? Come on, that's a pose if I've ever seen one! : )

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I had to come join your blog as I have seen so much mention of Feline Friday - and you are a neighbor - of sorts. Hello from another upstate NYer. I am doing the Temecula Stars too. Also, her upcoming quilt-along.

Michelle said...

Your cat quilt will be interesting....kind of like a I-Spy but just cats !
The cup cakes look great as do the fabrics you have picked to go with.
And I'm with Janet,I think he's posing too.

quilt32 said...

Actually, I was thinking how much I liked the fabrics before you described them as "motley".

Just love the expression on your helper's face.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Me and My Stitches said...

That is a great pose and is what I wanted Ozzie to do for the quilt pattern picture! Your QAL is going to be great!

Lauren Sgranfetto said...

Wait- none of this looks like Hexies…

ANudge said...

Love the combo of fabrics and what great blocks! Thanks for linking to Applique Thursday and sharing your eye candy.

Denise :) said...

Okay -- I admit it; the cat and the cupcake fabric are what got my attention in this post. LOL!! Just goes to show ... too many wonderful things in the same post means that not everything gets its just amount of appreciation!! LOL! :)