Monday, November 14, 2016

Candle Mat #1

Quick sewing projects are enjoyable when you are stitching along on the large quilt on the frame.
This is a simple pattern from ThimbleArt (I also ordered a more complex one for another day) 
6 of these leaves are seamed and the backing fabric is what is folded back for the holly leaf look from the front.  The pattern calls for fusible fleece for the leaves but I used the Pellon fuse-n-shape to stiffen them.
Nothing like a short and sweet project! 
See the pretty little cat basket?
Without a cat... 
...because she is determined to sleep in the fiber basket causing the carded batts to get flattened and the bottom of the basket to bow!
I even turned the hand cards on the left prickly side out and it still didn't deter her.
Cats, you gotta love 'em!


  1. It took me a minute to figure out the holly leaves -- how cool!

    Cats...... :)

  2. Very pretty! Kitty is certainly very brave. Those things are sharp!

  3. Love the chickadee art in the previous post. Cats...they always know better!

  4. You obviously need to put some of that nice fleecy stuff in her bed! (And Rocky used to sleep on my car keys... cats have no sense of sharp and pokey)

  5. LOL Cats will do what cats will do. Giroux has a ton of toys in his basket. What was he playing with tonight? The Penda-Flex folder that holds the bills. He had more fun pushing the little hanger thing back and forth. Go figure.

    I love the candle mat!


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