12/6/15

A Trio of Cats

It was all sewing, all the time yesterday. If you check yesterday's post, you can see the stuff I worked on in the morning...mainly, hand-stitching, but also a completed block for the Live, Love, Teach quilt. I took a short break for lunch, and then went hard at it until after 5:30 finishing up the last three blocks for:

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When the day started, I was three months behind on the "Cats of a Different Color" quilt. I needed a brown cat for October:


and a green cat for November. November's color was supposed to be a bright green, but I'd already done a bright green cat earlier in the year. This time, I chose an olive green.


There was no "official" color for December, and so I took a look at the cats I already had and decided lavender was a good choice.


And now I have 12 cats for my quilt. Did you know that one of the collective nouns for a group of cats is a "glaring"? With that in mind, here's the whole glaring for my quilt:


Now I need to decide how to set it and choose some fabrics. That will have to wait because there are other finished groups of blocks ahead of the felines.

Are you participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2016?

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This morning I updated the button in my right side bar, but I selected my pattern long ago. This is the Happy Campers pattern from Sew 4 Fun available as a digital download on Craftsy.


"Now why did she choose that?" I can hear you asking. I'm considering how many blocks to make. I might make the blocks smaller and make more of them...perhaps two per month...or I might make them larger and make just 12. I'll decide when I do the first one.

For today, I'm going to continue on with my binding and my embroidery. Having spent the entire day in the sewing room yesterday, it seems like a good day for kitchen fun. For one thing, I'm going to indulge my inner sugar fiend and make the annual batch of Divinity, a candy I believe was perfectly named. After that...who knows. Kitchen or sewing? Kitchen or sewing? It's a difficult choice. 

13 comments from clever and witty friends:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Cats and Campers... Nice job of herding cats and good luck with your design options for the campers. BTW... You did I miss the answer to the camper question or did you simply leave us hanging?!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The kitties are wonderful and I plan to use that pattern next year along with Angela's wonderful column quilt. I am cooking up some pulled pork in the crock pot - to put up for meals thru the month - smells delish!

Quilty said...

Cute cats! Love them

beaquilter said...

these are adorable! I'm planning ahead to 2016 and I think I have a plan about the scrappy QAL, so we'll see

scraphappy said...

What a great glaring of cats! It is going to make a fun quilt. Love the pattern you have chosen for next year. Another great rainbow quilt in the works!

Christine M said...

Your cats and caravans look great, Barbara.

SJSM said...

Nice! Now if those felines were feral you could call them a destruction of cats. You probably know that group name and found glaring more appropriate. After all they will be glaring back at whoever views the quilt.

Heidi said...

Three more cute cats! I am planning on rsc16, & have about 10 block ideas on a list I need to select from. Looking fwd to your trailers,

Rosa said...

Gorgeous cats and campers.Love your fabric combo!

gayle said...

I love these cats so much! The quilt will look great on that second mewseum wall!

Sheila said...

Your kittens are soooooo cute! Looking forward to seeing them in a finished quilt!

Deb A said...

Love the cats and the campers will be fun! I'd go for pop something in the crock pot and sew..... =)

Kate said...

The cat blocks turned out beautifully. Love your 2016 RSC project.