Monday, November 22, 2010

cat,quilt and flowers

 I am a bit behind here in sharing what projects I have been working on. I'm still sewing Psalms blocks, working on a large quilt with Robyn Pandolph fabrics for my mom, crocheting an afghan, and needing to get several other small quilts quilted. Last week though, I decided to make a small quilt for a co-worker going through some rough changes.  Quilter's Cupboard, my favorite LQS, helped me pick out some beautiful fabrics and plan this quilt.  Elinor is helping with the ironing and then also modeling the finished work.

This is my new favorite quick quilt pattern called "Just Can't Cut It"
I altered it by making only 9 blocks and shrunk the block size to 75% at that to make it even a faster project.  I was pleased to get it quilted using a panto called Woodcut Camilla (sorry I can't find a link to show it to you). The fabric is so busy that you can't hardly see the quilting on it...even when holding the quilt. But it was fast and worked well with the large flowers.                                     

My latest Psalms block is called God's Eye. We studied Psalm 139. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made..."                          
And finally to some flowers.  Several months ago, I planted some sunflower seeds. They sprouted only to be eaten by bugs when they were about 1-3 inches.  I abandoned them.  Then about 6-8 weeks ago, I noticed that more Wild Sunflowers (that was what the package had labled them) had grown up to about a foot high...and then the deer starting eating them.  I put some mesh around them and they continued to grow unharmed.  Now I have blooms :-) 
The big yellow bushes on either side are a pungent flower that the deer won't eat. They also require very little water. Perfect for Cambria.


  1. Love that quilt for your friend! Love that little hand pieced block! Love the sunflowers! Oh yeah, Love you too! Hope you are having a great day in your sewing room over on the coast. Hugs

  2. Elinor is a most gorgeous model! Love her laser eyes!! Your quilt projects are amazing. As always, I just love the psalm quilt!

  3. Great quilt. The sunflowers look great! I haven't found a place to put them around my house that the deer can't find them...

  4. You have my kind of model! Amazing how yours looks like Midnight.

    I agree that the busier the fabric the quilting gets lost...great top even if we can't see your quilting. :-)

  5. Great gift for your coworker! Cambria is one of my favorite places on this earth!

  6. You have been busy, thank goodness you had Elinor help. hehehe

    Little quilt is very pretty, I'm not a purple person, but I very much like yours.

    Also like the God's Eye block, it would be nice to do a whole quilt in that block. I'll to keep it in mind.

  7. I am sure your friend will love the quilt! That floral fabric is beautiful

    The squirrels usually eat any sunflowers I plant; I gave up!


  8. I have made a quilt with that pattern too. I love sunflowers.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. I LOVE the Psalm block. So pretty. Okay, so is everything else in the post, including the cat!!

  10. Beautiful colors Elinor is modeling there...great quilt!


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