Monday, January 5, 2009

New Applique project and Izzy

Working on my big rug means, working on a floor frame. Which means, sitting up more than I want to at times;)
I take breaks and work on other projects and tonight, I did some sewing on my newest wall hanging and then a bit of punch needle. I got a wonderful book from my friend Kelley (Kanknchester) and it has two patterns in it I will be making. One is a crazy quilted horse hanging, but I decided I wanted dogs and cats, so I changed the designs.

I pieced different scraps together and then using a template made from freezer paper, I cut out the shapes from the quilted blocks I made up. I grabbed colors from a bag, so there is no color scheme, just scraps. When I finish the blocks, there will be scrap blocks around the main blocks and then another border around that. It just seemed like a fun project to do. I have finished four so far and two more to go. I haven't decided on faces yet or whether I will do machine or hand stitching, maybe both.

Izzy is the newest addition to our family. She is my son's cat and I am supposed to keep her until he finds a home for her. I do not see that happening and at this point, she is adapting to our other furry members. We know I will not have the heart to get rid of her;) Dora has already staked her claim on resting spots, so Izzy has found some of her own. Izzy also likes to sit on the ottoman next to me and watch while I hook. She loves the wool and loves to roll on the rugs. Dora is not too pleased, she gives Izzy the eye when she sits near me. Now Dora is becoming more obnoxious at getting my attention. Her newest thing is squishing herself into my small punching frame, while I am trying to punch, lol.


Miz T. said...

Dora needs to discover that (a) gripper strips can fasten themselves to cats causing erratic and amusing behavior and (b) sitting in the frame, particularly while you are trying to punch, can be hazardous to her health. Piercings do not look good on cats!

Your latest project is coming along great, and I must say that I am impressed at how well you keep up with your blog. I enjoy checking in!

primitivebettys said...

Pretty kitty! :) Quilting is something I would like to try... or piecing & appliquéing... or all of the above. I'm going to have to start taking some lessons for you!

Jacque said...

I LOVE your pieced cat and dog...WOW! Can't wait to see the rest of it. You are so creative...and ambitious! :)

Jacque said...

oh yeah...and the cats are adorable!

TamboinMO said...

That is PLUM adorable!!

katie said...

I love the pieced cat and dog, they are adorable.
And Izzy face is beautiful. Cats and their colors and designs have always amazed me.