Friday, November 25, 2005
Xmas quilt #1, done.
I finished the quilt for my friend- who has three cats. Judy would be pleased as it is all fabric from my stash with a few contributions from someone else's. I haven't been out of the house in four days, so I decided to just make do with what I had. The backing was a bit shy so I just filled in with some of the wonky house leftovers. Funny thing about the wonky houses... took me a couple tries to get it right as I was trying to figure out how to elongate them to be the same size as the cat blocks. Finally got it right, I think. The houses were made from little leftover bits from my friend Tanya's stash. Even the binding is made from three different fabrics. Gives a whole different meaning to scrap quilt. The batting was even leftovers. Reminds me of Thanksgiving dinner! Lots of leftovers. The quilt is flannel front and back, so I hope it isn't too warm for the Pacific Northwest. Can't wait until Sarah gets back from her travels so that she can tease me about it being way too traditional for me. But it isn't for me, it's for my friend Kelli. I can be traditional if I want to be. Ok, I am sooooo over it. Where's my batiks?