Archive for July, 2013

Summer day off!

July 11, 2013

Summer day off!

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

I am spending a little time today fussy cutting two more sets of cats for my Scrappy Bargello quilt.

Here is a pic from last summer. I have 5 panels complete with small 9 x 1  1/2 inch cat squares. Today I cut two more sets of cat squares from small print fabrics I have in my stash.

Here is a sampling of  the 7 cat fabrics

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I have been working on this quilt for a few years now. It hangs year round in my laundry room. As I work on other projects I cut 1 1/2 strips of fabric that have to be at least 14 inches long to make the nine small squares I need.

I collected cat fabric for years and have two small bins full. I have never finished using one full fat quarter. It will feel strange when I know I have used up every bit of one of these fabrics.


As you can see I took out a row of fabric. It was the burgundy stripe fabric I needed for my mom’s “Many Trips Around The World” quilt.  I hope to put a similar burgundy fabric back into this spot.



July 4th, 2013

July 7, 2013

July 4th

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

Hi everyone! I was so tired on the 4th but I just had to show you my progress. I am missing two little squares that I have to find the fabric in my stash ( or something similar). All the diamond blocks are sewn in now. I just have a good 50 horizontal seams I will sew by machine. I was thinking of adding a good 6 to 8 inch border. I was thinking of doing ties in the center and hand or machine quilting the wider border. I wanted to put a brushed flannel on the back and I’ve traced all the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s hands and I am going to machine embroider them around the perimeter of the backing fabric. This then goes to my mom, Grandma Mary Lou who just celebrated her 85th birthday two weeks ago.