My SIL recently had her 50th Birthday, so I decided to make a quilt for her. I couldnt make up my mind what pattern to use, couldnt seem to find one I liked. Finally I decided to use the friendship star block, & put an embroidered/appliqued cat in the centre. I love scrap quilts because of the variety and I love the bright colours. SIL was very fond of a ginger moggy that made himself at home at their place- I think he shared himself about several homes, actually, & he was a large chap, with a very arrogant nature, knowing he was rather handsome!
I am not a great artist, so I used a pattern from Bronwyn Hayes, Red Brolly designs, for the cat, & I appliqued a small 'quilt on the chair, for him to sit on.
I couldnt decide how to do the back, & I changed my mind several times about backing fabric, & ideas. Finally I settled upon doing a ring of flying geese, using a plain cream fabric so that the guests at the party could sign a patch in memory of the event. I was very happy with that idea, & thought it could serve as a momento of her party.
I duly posted if off, & waited anxiously to hear it had arrived. I always get fearful when I send off 'my babies' across the sea. Hear all sorts of horror stories about posted items, but however I have sent several things & quilts off to rellies in NZ, & am happy to report the safe arrival of all items. You cant really put a value on items that are hand made, so even if you insured them, you would never really get the value back.
I seem to be 'stuck' at present, with my projects, have several 'flimsies' waiting to be backed & quilted, but I just cant seem to goad myself into action!
Perhaps if it stays cool a day or two, it may get me going.
It is Small Grandson's 4th birthday today, so they are coming up here for lunch. He seems to be at a very awkward stage in his dietry habits- really only likes pasta & cheese, & is not even all that fussed about sweet things. Daughter is not sure what to give him in the way of a birthday treat lunch. He does love meat, so I guess as long as we have plenty of that, he will be ok.
I had better get off here, & get started on my day 'proper'.