Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sunshine.....

what a delightful surprise after a rainy, cloudy cold morning *VBS* As promised, here I am again with the Baby Blue Bowties. I got busy and sewed the binding on.  Now it's all ready to be picked up and worked on in the evening. I found a nice pastel plaid flannel for the backing and a piece of batting just the right size...bonus! It's not for anyone in particular, but I'm sure I can find a home for it.
 And these are the blocks that distracted me from starting a new quilt yesterday. I now have the 42 blocks I need for a 6 X 7 set. That gives me a 48" X 56" snuggle quilt. I have several new names on my lists of children who need a quilt. This should do nicely for one of them *VBS* And I have a newsflash for all of Ms. Ebby's fans. After living here for two years,she finally decided to check out my sewing table. It's directly under a north facing window, and she recently adopted the window ledge and began watching me sew. I put some batting scraps on the window sill so she has something to lay on. I use a table Ott lamp for extra light behind the machine and I think she gets some of that warmth also. Today, while I was sewing binding on the baby quilt, she noticed it was FLANNEL...and oh my, is that ever a cat magnet. Next thing I know she's standing on the quilt checking every thing out....LOL She was NOT impressed with me when I moved the quilt and she had to get back on the window ledge. Apparently miracles really do happen!!
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20 comments:

~Bren~ said...

Cats and quilts just seem to go hand in hand!!!! Love the bow tie!!!
I finished Emerson's quilt so you can knock another UFO off my list!!! I added one though...a baby quilt that has been basted and ready to be quilted for the last 2 years. Finally I have a reason to finish it...I may mix it up and machine and hand quilt this one. So in summary....you can mark me finished for another, but add to my 5 projects to make it 6!! I seem to be taking a step forward and then one back!

Quirky said...

Hi Finn,
You will never keep her off your fabric or sewing now. lol Cats are such lovely company, aren't they? Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I've just posted another finish...a pincushion this time. You are inspirational!

Quirky said...

*gives you a hug* This challenge is keeping me on track with my crafty bits...I have finished another piece...these are only small...but getting them finished is giving me a real boost.

Quirky said...

Me again....I've just posted my 10th finish...things are going to slow down dramatically now...I'm back on the quilt UFO's.

Granny Lyn said...

Wow, you sure have been an inspriation to us all, we are really cranking out the UFO's, aren't we???

Your bow ties are awesome!!! in fact, I love them so much, I just might make them my next leaders and enders project...???

julieQ said...

Love your pale blue bowties! That is one of my favorite colors...yum! I am glad your Ebby is exploring her boundries a little.

Kim said...

I love your site but i have a question. What does VBS mean? You make the most beautiful quilts.

Miri said...

Lovely bow-tie quilt-I love the soft blues. I've finished another quilt-this challenge has been wonderful-thanks again. 2 more to go.

Cher said...

good for you to keep yourself on track and working on the ufos. the bowties look so great...it's just a great block.

Norma said...

I really like the white and blues in the bow tie. You are really doing up those UFO's there lady!

Paris loves flannel.......I even made her a flannel blanket to lay on! Glad that Ebby has given you the thumbs up, maybe she has decided that she is home to stay.

Magpie Sue said...

Oh, good to know about the flannel! I'm not fortunate enough to own a cat at the present time but I have made a couple of quilts intended for cats. I may just back the next one with flannel now that I know they appreciate it :- )

Idaho Quilter said...

I have a quilting cat too. The little fannel quit is darling, some lucky little one will love it. Isn't sitting in the evening with a binding to work on a good feeling.

Nadine said...

Hi, Finn ! ;>)

Oh, this bowties quilt is soooo beautiful, just makes me want to cuddle under !

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Finn, Love the baby blue bowtie quilt you have made. Also the Mickey Mouse fabric you chose for the snuggle quilt.You are so productive in your quilt making.I have come to a screeching halt, too many things going on around me. Regards Lyn

Belvie said...

I love that blue bow tie quilt!

The Calico Cat said...

Don't ever introduce Ebby to Minky...

I have a table lamp on my cutting table, my girl loves to sit under that one - it is very warm!

bingo~bonnie said...

wow 2 years and she just found your favorite spot... wow. looks like she's found "her" new favorite spot. :) Love your baby blue bow ties :) You sure have been busy. Love from Texas! ~bonnie

MYRA said...

Hi there busy lady! 8-)
You always seem to pull some new blocks or UFO out! Have you any idea of how many such items are hiding in your sewing room? 8-)
Love the bow ties quilt, and look forward to what more you have up your sleeve... 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

you have been Boo-ed!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Love those blue bow ties! Good weather to snuggle under a work in progress.