4/12/15

A Week of Blocks

Today I'm finishing up a week of working on blocks. For Sunday's project, I was able to catch up on my blocks for:

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My project for 2015 is an adaptation of the four blocks from the late Pam Bono's "Cats in the Attic" quilt pattern:


For my quilt, I'm making three of each of the four different cats, but I am not doing them in the "attic window" style block. I'm just making them straight. My project is called "Cats of a Different Color".

March's block was yellow:


April's block is purple:


These are the blocks I have so far:


Now I'll probably put this aside until June. I've always done this challenge two months at a time, and that has worked out pretty well.

Tomorrow I'm going to get started on quilting the "Rubber Duckies" quilt for my friends' new grandchild, due next month.


I already know how I want to quilt it, and that's always half the battle for this quilter. Before I start on that though, I need to catch up on my housework. I've been procrastinating on that. Hard to believe, isn't it? It was worth it to be able to finish all of those blocks. 

It was supposed to rain this weekend, but we've only had a few showers. Mike is out mowing right now, and I think it's the first time this year. We're expecting more rain through the week, and so the time is now.

The weekend has been pretty relaxed around here. I hope you've had a relaxing weekend as well.


21 comments from clever and witty friends:

Julianne said...

I am loving those kitty cats Barbara! Nice!

Nell's Quilts said...

Those kittens are so cute.

The Joyful Quilter said...

"Cats of a Different Color"... LOVE it!!! That baby quilt is really cute, too.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the kitties and great fabric choices.

Mystic Quilter said...

Delightful cats - so different!

gibbygoo56 said...

Hello! I'm looking for Pam Bono's pattern Cats in the Attic. I can't find it. Do you know where can find it? All of searches have turned up nothing.
Thank you!

quiltzyx said...

Love the bright fabrics for your Cats of a Different Color!
I'm looking forward to seeing how you'll be quilting the Duckies.
I made a few Happy Bowls so Laura can pick one for the Relay for Life basket. Worked today & finally decided what to make for the quilt swap - thank goodness they extended the due date!

Barbara said...

Since Pam's death, the pattern has been removed from the internet, and is no longer available.

Celtic Thistle said...

Those colourful cats are delightful Barbara!

Cathy said...

The cats are so cute!!! And I adore the rubber ducky quilt.

Magpie Sue said...

Pretty kitties! It will be beautiful when it's a completed quilt. Good luck with the ducks!

Diane Wild said...

I, too, like the colorful cats. I'm getting ready to have a garage sale this weekend. Trying to declutter. Not easy.

Kate said...

Fun kitties! It's going to be such a cute quilt when you get them all done.

Laura said...

Your purple cat makes me think of the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? "I see a purple cat looking at me!" Cute cats!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Something about batiks that just makes things pop huh! Love Laura's comment above...she's so right!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Something about batiks that just makes things pop huh! Love Laura's comment above...she's so right!

Junebug613 said...

These are really coming out nicely! I love the colors! I am hopeful that maybe, when the family's grief is more bearable, that they might release some of Pam's patterns for sale again. She had some really great patterns.

Scrappy quilter said...

Those cats are just the "cat's meow". I love them!

Pamela Arbour said...

I love your rainbow cats! They are darling!

Brown Family said...

Cats of a different color is sweet!

Lynette said...

I just love that you're doing another cat quilt :D