Wednesday, May 16, 2012

One more for the road

Maybe I should have said "plane" because this little doll quilt will be flying off tonight to my youngest granddaughter, Irene, for her birthday.


The little runner sent for her school's fund-raiser was just the right size for her doll bed ... and you all know that a doll needs a quilt, I'm sure. This was put together rather quickly and I forgot the whiskers. Well,there is probably enough dog hair to make up the difference!


Bus and train rides and some meetings have added eleven more + and X blocks. I've kind of lost count but I think that is about 191.  These are five inches finished so with a one-inch sashing and cornerstone, I probably have enough for a quilt already. The last few cat quilts have created scraps that are best used in this kind of project and my scrap bin is full again. These are not the neat cut strips that others use to make blocks out of, but odd - shaped bits and pieces. Maybe I should shove them in an old pillow case and make a dog bed ... but then, what would I do in meetings?

14 comments:

  1. Isn't that cute ! Your grand-daughter will be delighted, I'm sure ;>)
    I love those tessalated cats : the more you look at them the more you discover the "hidden" ones. perfect pattern for kids !

    And those scrappy X blocks are so good looking, too. You're on a roll, Julie, keep going!

    XOXOXO
    NADINE

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  2. I love the little cat runner but I seriously adore your + and x blocks!

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  3. That is so cute and perfect for a doll quilt, your grand daughter will love it.
    I really like how you used scraps for your X blocks, nice idea.

    Debbie

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  4. Safe journey little cats.

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  5. Irene will love the kitties. So cute! I admire you sewing in meetings. I think about doing that sometimes, but feel intimidated - I don't think the department I work for would think it was a good idea. Not paying enough attention and all. At my daughter's graduation ceremony the other day there was a woman in the audience who was knitting. So smart! I wished I'd thought to bring some along.

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  6. I love your kitty quilt and admire all you seem to be able to do! I may just have to go back and try my hand at tessalations. Keep up the great work you do, especially with scouting and certainly with quilting.

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  7. Love the little cats!!! A very clever design.

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  8. Julie, love the cat quilt and the colours in your blocks are great

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  9. Your little doll quilt is delightful.
    You are very productive with your little 5 inch blocks. I admire the way you use all your travel time to sew.

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  10. Hello Julie, the works are fantastic!!!


    Hugs... Sandra

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  11. I like the kitties' patchwork background. They look like they are playing on a quilt.

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  12. Are you the one who told me to put my tiny scraps into pillow cases to make a dog bed? Because I was noticing this weekend that my pillowcase is almost full.

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  13. Such a cute kitty quilt!

    I don't think I could piece blocks in a bus... Maybe a train but I'm rarely on a train. The most I can manage is a long airplane ride but then I'm usually sleeping!

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  14. May I ask if the cats are an original design or a pattern? I really like that design and would love a copy of the pattern.

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