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29 January 2014

an update


being new to this, and without colour co-ordination or whatever it is that knows to balance colours, there are two dark cats and two pale ones. and one has almost disappeared. it's a ghost, whooooo, no it's my cat-kitten or kitty-cat, her smile is the same as the others. and her tail is longg. these cat patterns are from the book by Margaret Rolfe, A Quilter's Ark.
tomorrow is going to be the coldest day yet - brr - here in the south of england where snow wont settle for longer than a day or so, (i do miss it, i love the snow) i did once post that we live where the hills meet the sea but that would have been on the beach. anyway we miss out on the best weather.
the print has changed again, this time for the better. i hope, i haven't seen it yet.
can i invite you to click on my google friend connect at the top of this page, please?
and let's get to know each other.


here is the quilt top laid over three pieces of batting sewn together. i have gone over the top a little and ordered some rainbow silk roses, which i will splurge on the corners; (as i look at this and wonder where will i put the hexie flowers. maybe on the backing. there are some orange 'roses' in hexie design but before i get there i will need to sew the polycotton squares. this is the first jellyroll quilt and surprisingly i don't feel the same as for a nine patch i made, (i never wanted to make another and feel differently now, and happily could tackle one).
i am thinking of sewing the top to the batting, then adding the backing as this is too difficult for me to manoevre in my room.
and now it is 23.44, so i will love you and leave you.
 keep warm, keep safe.

xx

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8 comments:

  1. You are sure making great headway on those cat blocks, Jacqui. Your jelly roll and roses quilt top is a scrumptious rainbow of blocks! Thanks so much for sharing and, yes, I am glad to join Google Friend Connect with you! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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    1. Thank you, Lorna, yes, they are both nearly finished! I really am enjoying them. and it's so nice to see you have joined - a big thank you! and looking forward to getting to know you, too!

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  2. Love, love, love your cat blocks. Where did you get the pattern or did you create it? I'm a big cat lover, so these are really terrific. The other quilt looks great, too.

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  3. Hello Laura, thank you. I love them, too. They have come from the book, A Quilter's Ark by Margaret Rolfe, and are foundation pieced. It is a second hand copy I found at amazon and its such a lovely book. and as this is my first attempt, I am surprised how easy they are to make.

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  4. I love the cats! They are super cute!

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    1. I made them for a birthday present and for practice, and I may make some more.
      Thank you for visiting!

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  5. Oh those cat blocks are super sweet!

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  6. Aren't they lovely? so in love with foundation piecing now! Thank you, Kristy!

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