Saturday, October 8, 2016

Golden Sewing Opportunities

This month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, our colors are golden - yellows, golds through yellow-oranges, and it is a perfect opportunity to use up those scraps that have been breeding  collecting in our boxes and bins. And a perfect opportunity to see some gorgeous eye candy over at Angela’s So Scrappy blog because it’s Scrappy Saturday!

For my part, I was able to finish up a yellow and gold Dresden and a Mama Cat with her litter of kittens.


The Dresden is on a pale pink background and finishes up the 20 I needed for a quilt. Hopefully I can get that top pieced this week.

As for the cats and kittens, two tops are pieced, and this is the second litter (of 6) for the third quilt. All are for my granddaughters for Christmas. And yes, sometimes I dream about these cats in my sleep!!


My Aria quilt is back from the quilter! We picked it up this week. Below is a picture after trimming but before binding. It is actually all done now, and I took a series of pictures of it on our bed, where it now resides. But I will save those for the Big Reveal when I announce it as my first finish of the second quarter for the 2016 Finish-Along. That’ll probably be next week.


And I finished my Cozy Christmas block for this week; the cup of cocoa with marshmallows. I still need to embroider some “steam”. Here it is pictured (just pinned, not sewn together) with the Gingerbread Man from last week, whose buttons are also just pinned on for the picture. Eight blocks down, four to go. And those four are all cut out......


I’m going to keep this post brief. The contractor is due here in about an hour to begin building the new wall, and I have to hop on my exercise bike and then shower before he gets here. Then I can sew all day!  YAY!!!!

Cathy maroon

13 comments :

LA Paylor said...

oh my gosh Cathy. What a lot of accomplishments! Amazing. There is an orangecicle cat in our 'hood that runs up to me meowing when I'm out walking. I'm smitten, kitten, with cats at the moment.

Sheila said...

Everything is BEAUTIFUL! Love all of your blocks and your quilt. You go girl!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love those Christmas blocks!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

We also have a little yellow/orange kitten that runs around our neighborhood and is very friendly! Thankfully, though, not a whole litter like yours! You are on a roll with your cat blocks! Looking forward to seeing your Aria reveal.

Sally Trude said...

I hope Alfie survived the invasion of yellow kittens. And your cozy blocks are so wonderful. Plus a happy dresden sun!

Kate said...

Beautiful scrappy blocks. Your litter of kitties is very fun! Enjoy your day of stitching>

sunny said...

Love your pretty Dresden. And if you'd like to make me a kitten quilt, that would be oh-so-nice!

Angie said...

Yellow kitties are very cute - can't wait to see all of the quilts in their finished glory!

gayle said...

Oh my goodness, don't count up those kittens until you're done! Sooooo many kitties!
(They always make me smile!)

PaulaB quilts said...

This litter seems to take after the mother with spots, except for one very long haired, cute. You did an amazing amount of work as usual. Do you have super high speed on your sewing machine or is it just persistence. Good luck with the house construction.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I didn't realize that you were making THREE litters of kittens!! Here's hoping you find time to piece your Dresdens into a top this week. I'm looking forward to seeing it come together!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The Aria quilt is simply stunning. Yellow is just about my least favorite color but I sure love your kitty litter! Terry finds too many diversions for me to get a good sewing momentum going. I'm almost looking forward to the cold weather that will keep him from wanting to drag me around every day, lol.
xx, Carol

Ariane said...

Your blocks are all so cute!!