4/28/13

BOMS Away

Today I didn't do much else but work on finishing up this January block for the Folk Art Cats quilt.  I still had the checkerboard border to finish and the little swirl applique piece at the top.


And I'm just in time to link up to:


I took the week off from Curves last week, and so I have to get back to it in the coming week.  It was good to give my knees a break; but honestly, I needed a break from it too.  Besides, it was a busy week, and I needed the time as much as I needed the break.  So in addition to going to Curves tomorrow, I need to go to the grocery store.  If I have time, I'm going to start on the next Doors of Ireland block.  This time, I'm going to do this door:


I wouldn't think it would be too hard, but we'll see.  I haven't looked at my fabrics yet.  I think I'll use a brick background and work out from there.  Also, I think I'll try to applique some terra cotta pots to the right of the door to add some interest.

From there, it'll be the beginning of May, and it'll be time to review my goals from last month and set new ones for May.  More on that later.  

We had a relaxing, but productive weekend.  I hope yours was enjoyable as well.

15 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the cat block - actually several blocks within a block isn't it!! Hmm, the next door looks like fun, yes, it needs a little 'dress-up' to it.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

What a beautiful door! It's an interesting color of blue too.

WoolenSails said...

That cat block is so nice, love the border design too.

Debbie

Kate said...

Love your January kitty, that checker board border really makes the block.

quiltzyx said...

How funny, I have been thinking about your Doors of Ireland blocks - I think because of the "Murder She Wrote" movie set in Ireland that I watched with my friend yesterday! lol

LynCC said...

Fun to see these two up again! Those cats always make me smile.

KatieQ said...

Is that door part of a house that someone is living in?

carla said...

Hi!! Love the cat block!!! I can't wait to see the door block!!!! Great idea!!!

Cath said...

Doors of Ireland sounds like a very interesting project. Looking forward to seeing more. Sometimes it does you good to take a break from the exercise....give your body time to heal.
Cathxx

Rebecca Grace said...

Barbara, I love your cat block and I'm so intrigued by your "doors of Ireland" project. I took photographs of so many interesting doors when I was in Paris last year, and I was thinking of doing something quilty with them. So I'm really interested to see what you're up to with your doors. Please post photos in our 7 Series group!

Brown Family said...

Is the checker board pieced? That is very nice!

Nan

Heidi said...

Love the paws on Mr January. (He is Mr, yes?)
I so enjoy your blog!

Jacque said...

Great folk art cat...can't wait to see that next door!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Mr. Folky Kitty just makes me smile.

Dar said...

Your cat block turned out real cute. I really like the checkerboard border too.