Saturday, April 16, 2016

Orange Caturday


This was the week of the cat for me in my sewing studio. I love orange and have lots and lots of it in my fabric stash. One of my real cats is also orange - that would be Alfie (short for Alfalfa), left. His sister is - you guessed it - Darla. They are our Little Rascals.

Back to the fabric cats, the mama cats and kittens will become two quilts (of six “litters” each),  so orange seemed like a natural color to do include in both quilts, which meant two mamas and two litters. Luckily, that will not be every month. But Alfie insisted that orange be one of those special colors. As a staff member only, who am I to argue with him?



The orange cats


Litter One

Litter Two

11 out of the 12 kittens are the same in each litter, but one mama has a matching kitten and the other has a dark red-orange kitten instead. These things happen.

Last week I showed one of my Dresdens. I mentioned that the other one was done except for the center. So now, here they are together. Remember, I only added the center to one; I did NOT sew them this week (the kittens just about wore me out!)


Finally, I did sew the last four of my 16-patch blocks (I already had 6 done). I wanted to hold them to show together.

16-Patch blocks

I love the cute little fox in the square below. This was left over from a baby quilt I made a couple years ago.


And that concludes my orange madness for this week. I do have the pieces cut out for our Rainbow Scrappy Challenge blocks, and will sew those up in the coming week. I also have lots of scraps to combine into some improv blocks before month-end.

Join us over at Scrappy Saturday for some wonderful scrappy orange goodness.

Cathy maroon

15 comments :

LA Paylor said...

like them all and the cats!!! dresdens especially

Kat Scribner said...

you do have a lovely collection of oranges! ALl those kitties would wear you out -- whether in fabric or furr. lol Very NICE !

Ivani said...

Owo Alfie is so pretty! I love cats although my two had died too young :(
Your blocks are gorgeous. Happy weekend!

Delighted Hands said...

You weren't kidding about all that orange; wow, it's beautiful! Since I am a cat-lover, I especially am impressed with your cat quilts!

Sally T said...

Molly recommends that staff post photos of real cats that are larger than photos of patchwork.

Sheila said...

Beautiful orange blocks! LOVE all of them,, especially those mama and kitten blocks! You and Sally T have it going on in your sewing rooms!

gayle said...

Lots of pretty marmalade cats! I agree with Sally T - more and bigger cat pics!
Love love love all your pretty fabrics! My orange collection keeps growing and growing. You can never have too many oranges, right?

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I always love your cats, and they are especially pretty in the oranges! Lots of great blocks this week!

Peggyinno said...

I am drooling over your orange stash! Great kitten blocks this week. They are perfect in orange!

The Joyful Quilter said...

ORANGE Caturday displayed a LOT of work coming from your studio. Nicely done!!

PaulaB quilts said...

Is Alfie the proud papa of both litters? No wonder he is so proud of both of them. The 16-patch blocks look like an interlocking puzzle when seen together, very nice.

Angie said...

Oh, the orange cats are wonderful! Orange cats have a special place in my heart, I once had an orange feline family member by the name of Butch. I did a cat block in his honor for last year's RSC sampler.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh good. I'm saved from my usual utter astonishment at how much you accomplish each week by knowing that you *only* did the centre of one of the dresdens. Phew!

Sarah Aldrich said...

I love your cat blocks. Having recently redone my sewing room. I am sorting through all my quilting fabric which has been fairly buried in a hunch of boxes fir way too long. Your blocks have inspired me t o do some sewing for my local animal shelter. Will you please share the source for the cat pattern? Thanks! I juslove the orange cats.

Beausoleil Quilts said...

Love all your ginger cats. This is going to be an awesome quilt.