The weeks keep passing by, and no finishes to report. Tish is being l-a-z-y. Actually, that's not completely true. I did work on a project but mum's the word on that one. If I told you about it, well then I'd have to lock you in a closet and not let you out. So we will just pretend like I didn't bring it up in the first place. I've made a commitment to trying something new this month and joined the #bravequilters over a Pink Doxies. I am spending the month playing around with the Pixie Basket pattern over at Fabricmutt. I'm not quite ready to share my progress on this project quite yet. Honestly I'm not sure who is winning, me or the pattern.
But I can share a flimsy finish that I'm in love with. A few weeks ago while online shopping with my partner in crime Sandra (mmm! quilts) I purchase two packs of 10" squares from Connecting Threads; Cat Lady and Mosaic Blooms.
My plan was to merge the two packs together to make a quilt that will be a gift and use Fat Quarter Shop's No Bake Jolly Bar pattern. The pattern calls for two packs of Jolly Bars (pre-cut 5"x10" rectangles) but I chose to purchase 10" squares and cut them in half. So after some sorting and whacking I had a nice little pile of rectangles all pared up and ready to sew.
This top went together mind-blowingly fast. I was able to sew the entire thing together in one afternoon. I'm not sure when the last time I had a project that was that simple.
The simple block construction would make this pattern great for any beginner. My only complaint was, not all of my 10" squares where quite 10" so I had to do some trimming and "making it work" pinning. We've all been there and done that, not biggie.
I decided on the name of Psychedelic Cat Lady for this quilt because of the funky bright colors and patterns mixed with those adorable kitty prints. Plus I think it represents the lovely lady it will be going too. She is an animal lover and one groovy chick.
And another cool note about this quilt...it is the second time that Miss Sandra and I have sewed along together. Projects are always more fun when you are making something with someone else...even if you are thousands of miles away, we were together in heart and iPhone. She should be posting about her version soon over at mmm!quilts.
And one final plug...the month is winding down quickly. If you haven't heard applications for the 2016 New Blogger Blog hop are being accepted as we speak.
This year it is hosted by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs and Stephanie at Late Night Quilter. If you have been blogging for less than 2 years, you should definitely consider signing up. It could change how you blog forever. I will guaranteed when it's over you will have made tons of new friends that you will cherish for life. So hop on over to Yvonne's post and sign up, you will be glad you did.
Since today is Monday, I must be off. It's time to wash the bed sheets in the house and I know a certain little kitten that will be over the moon with happiness. She loves to help remake the bed and she is sooo helpful.