Monday, April 18, 2016

Psychedelic Cat Lady


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.





Today I'm linking up with TGIFFCan I Get A Whoop! WhoopNeedle and Thread ThursdayLet's Bee SocialSew CuteLinky Tuesday, and Main Crush Monday.

17 comments:

Lara B. said...

Psychedelic Cat Lady - Oh I live that name Tish, and the quilt too! It looks so fun to put together and the color scheme is refreshing and happy.
It's really awesome that you and Sandra sew and shop together... albeit long distance. Modern technology can be a really great thing and this is definitely one example of that!

Lara B. said...

PS - forgot to say that I love your kitty photo. We never could make a bed at our house without a cat playing in the sheets. :)

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I kept scrolling around looking for the cat prints. They are subtle, but I found them! Your writing always pulls me in and how fun for you and Sandra to sew together. :)

SarahZ said...

I love your quilt! What fun with squares...will check out that pattern! But oh that kitty face! Totally adorable!!!!

Stitchin At Home said...

Lovely quilt! Lucky you to be able to shop and sew together. Oh how adorable your kitty is, and being so helpful too...

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It's beautiful. It looks like a great pattern.

Vicki in MN said...

Sew cute, I have seen that pattern and have put it on my 2 do list:-) What a cutie under the sheet.

Claire said...

Filing that design away for future reference--love the quilt top! Claire aka Knitnkwilt.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I love patterns that show off the fabrics. This is a great one for a quick and easy quilt and yours looks great.

Sandra Walker said...

Since we virtually shop so well together and virtually sew together so efficiently, can you imagine(??!!!) what we'd be like together in person?! NO STOPPING US. And yep, this pattern was a SNAP! I started my post...kinda sidetracked. We also apparently buy domains very well together too! ;-)

Paige said...

What a fantastic top! The two layer cakes look great together. I love your kitty helper! And I'm all signed up for the new blogger's hop.

Lorna McMahon said...

Love the name for your latest quilt top, Tish! Nice to hear that you and Sandra have developed a strong quilty bond. There's nothing better than sharing your love of fabric with friends!

Lisa J. said...

What a great top. I'll have to see what Sandra has done.Benni likes to help make the bed as well.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Love your psychodelic cat lady quilt ! Your sew a longs with Sandra look fun . I'm trying to perfect flying geese for my mastering a project with pink doxies

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

You have the coolest names for your quilts! Sounds like fun to have a sew along partner, maybe one day you girls will get to quilt together in person. :) Thanks for linking to MCM - I hope you're having a great quilty week!

Preeti Harris said...

Simple is not plain. It is striking :-) I love simple patterns. And that it came together quickly is a bonus. About the pixie basket, well that is another story :-) "Honestly I'm not sure who is winning, me or the pattern." Well, the pattern wins the first 5-6 rounds. And if you are still in the game at that point - well then you are the WINNER!!! And they lived happily ever after.
Hugs,
Preeti.
http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

One lovely quilt--I did not even think of that setting--and one cute kitty! We're puppy people, but only because I have allergies to cat dander. I'd love to have a kitten in the house to straighten up those puppies! Thanks for linking to TGIFF. We certainly have some beautiful quilts (and bloggy friends) to visit!
Mary @ http://fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.com

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