Saturday, May 20, 2017

Finishes...

 Meet 'Nemo' the cat.
Will has a cat named this and since they are both orange, 
he stuck with this name.
I will make another for Ethan at least.
It wasn't a horrible knit to make all the pieces 
and I think the second one will go more quickly.
 I did not like all the seaming....
I might try knitting in the round and see what happens.
But it is a very well written pattern 
and I could see what needed to be done each step of the way!
 After I looked at the first blog pic of the two Hunter Star squares, 
I could see I pieced the second block wrong-it was in the reverse.
I ripped it out and finished the other two blocks!
Now you can see the secondary pattern these blocks create.
Since there is no more fabric in the stash,
 I have chosen some similar prints and will make a small medallion quilt 
out of this central theme.  
More to come.
 I pieced all the squares together for this little lap quilt-
see how pretty the kitty blocks are?!
 Happy me;  Millie brought over a finished top for quilting!
The frame is so much happier with a quilt on board.
I will be using a pantograph to finish this one.
And since the needles were empty....I cast on a sock to clear the palate!
It was like coming home after a long trip........!

7 comments:

  1. Nemo is adorable - well done!

    Hmm, I didn't notice the problem with the quilt block. I need to go back and look more closely.

    The yarn for your sock is intriguing the way it is striping. What is it?

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  2. That's a very sweet kitty! That star quilt is just amazing. It will be a perfect center for what I am sure will be something else spectacular.

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  3. You have been so busy these past few weeks you are making my head spin. I love all you have made and can't wait to see that dye, it is going to be beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. I am so impressed with your cat. He looks like a lot of work, but he turned out to be adorable. As is the cat lap quilt. I definitely have to buy a charm pack and make a lap quilt.
    Your sewing machine is both gorgeous and terrifying!

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  5. Nemo is the PERFECT name for the little kitty! Congrats on an ADORABLE new pet in your family.

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  6. Nemo is a purrfect name for an orange cat!

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  7. Sooooo this great lady I know taught me the habit of reading a magazine back to front, but when I try to catch up on her blog in the same fashion, I end up asking questions in the first post that have already been answered in the previous post -- whoops! 😁 The Hunter Star quilt is just gorgeous -- and the kitty blocks are adorable. Lots of quiltiness to love in this post!

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