Monday, December 24, 2012

Kissmess Greetings

This has been a wonderful weekend!  I am a person who has never stopped to relax during the holidays, but this year I decided to not focus on the work for pay and concentrate more on play!  Rather than going in to the office, I'm taking care of things via e-mail and the internet.  So, here's what I've been working on.  This is one of the blocks I found the other day . . .  made by
 Ann Ross, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, July 1990.  I'm proud of myself for writing the names, locations, and dates on these blocks.  Most of the blocks were made very well, but some had to be taken apart and sewed back together so they would be 12-1/2".  Some were so far off, I had to add strips of fabric around the edges.  I don't feel this ruins it; I rather like it.

This fabric is a Peter Pan print circa 1990.  I'm not certain of the exact date, but it has been in my stash for a long time.  There were four yards, just enough to back each block and cut 1-1/2" width strips for the sides and long rows.  These projects are also great for using up bobbins and spools that have just a little bit of those odd color threads left from completed projects.
 This is just one tiny corner of my sewing room.  I'm embarrassed that it is so messy, but it is what it is.  See that little quilt on the chair?  I completed that last night.  It's 19-1/2" square and I'll be putting it my etsy shop as soon as I can photograph it.  Also on the chair you can see some of the remaining 70 blocks that will be made into more QAYG quilts.

Bhu don't care.  He just wants to catch some rays and snooze.  You can see his furs are growing; the number of horking-up incidents is also growing.  Time for a visit to the groomer, I should say.

Bhu, Sabryin and I hope that you have the day off tomorrow and that you are able to play!  xxoo Patty

Pee Ess:  Here are the names on some of the other blocks in this quilt. 
Sharon Kendall, Lincoln Park, MI 1/90
Susan Wilson, Surrey, England 11/89
Valerie Malcolm, Australia, 3/90
Myra Alder, Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia
Debbie Bloxom, Wales, 2/89
Bernice Wacholz, Greenfield, WI  3/89


Jacqueline said...

Beautiful quilts!...Sweet dreams, handsome Bhu=we hope you are dreaming of US 3 GIRLS!!...Merry Christmas, sweetie!!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Angel and Kirby said...

What a wonderful quilt! Can't wait to see it finished!

Mr Puddy said...

Pawsome Quilt !
Merry Christmas !!!
I wish you and your family have the Best Best time.
Lots of love
Puddy Boy ; )

Cherry City Kitties said...

Happy Christmas to you! Good idea taking some playtime!
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

Muddy said...

Merry Meowmas to you and your family!

Cole Cat said...

Hope you had a wonderful day and have many happy holidays ahead! Purrs...from your friends at

Jacqueline said...

Happy 2013, wonderful friends=wishing you all a New Year filled with great health and lots of fun!!!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful cat and quilt! You may enjoy how I've mixed the two as well on a recent post 'Quilted Nights..." on my blog. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing!