Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Cats and quilts

Catscape for your Tuesday enjoyment

Myles at the rear aka Bear, Arwen in the middle (my nephew's cat who is visiting for about 3 more weeks) and Bunny aka Bean in front. Pretty cute I think!

I am getting pretty excited about the move and have visions of many projects rolling aroung in my head.

First there is the waste stack which is corroded and needs to be replaced (euwwwww!)

Then the knob and tube wiring that needs to be ripped out of the 1st floor - holy sparks Batman

Then I am, unreasonable and nonsensically thinking .....


I am not a quilter but I did make a machine stitched log cabin - years ago.

I love the look of them and have been doing some surfing to see what is out there.

Like this:

William Morris fabrics

And this - love the way the colours run

And this - although I am not a particularly pink person but I love the faded old look of this:

I saw a 9-patch on a blog some time ago that really appealed - the patches were cut and repositioned to make a more complex pattern out of a fairly geometric one. Of course I can't find it again but that is the sort of thing I have in mind

Anyone point me in any interesting directions? It needs to be pretty simple or I won't make it to the end!

A demain


At 12:07 p.m., Anonymous Pat said...

Oh boy - I'm going to enjoy watching your foray into fabric (it has the possibility of being just as addicting as knitting - really!)

At 1:18 p.m., Blogger lookinout said...

I think the Keyboard Biologist has done a 9-patch and has done other quilting too. Hope my memory is giving the right details.

At 12:09 a.m., Blogger Commonplace iris said...

I don't know whether this is what you're thinking of but you reminded me of something I saw on flickr a while back made using this tutorial for a "disappearing 9-patch"
I haven't tried it yet but it looks fairly simple, just a few steps - you cut the 9 patch into quarters and rotate two of the quarters then sew back into one patch.

At 10:45 a.m., Blogger Robyn - Red Bird Knits said...

That's just was I was looking for - thank you!

At 1:27 p.m., Anonymous Peggy said...

Those are some mellow cats. Perhaps they're so relaxed because they're in a pup-free room?


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