Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Second Guessing Fabric Choice and A Little Purchase

Gomez went to the vet this morning for a check up and he is doing fine. He needs to eat special food still, which means lots of cat herding to their respective dishes (can't you just hear them "But mom I want what he's having").

I ordered a wee little bit of fabric from Fat Quarter Quilters that came in the mail today. They have fabulous service and are based in Metro ATL so stuff comes within a day or two for me WOO HOO!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween and simply cannot resist Halloween fabric so I think I showed much restraint in only ordering 2 charm packs and enough yardage for border, backing, and binding to make a table topper. Goal is to get this done by THIS Halloween.

At my sewing group on Sat. I started working on my friend Pat's design called "Peace in the Valley" For the longest time, I couldn't decide on what colors to do this quilt in. I already have a lot of green quilts, I have a blue and yellow quilt, I have lots of purple quilts. What to do, what to do???
Then Pat made another sample in scrappy Civil War fabrics, and I got the idea to do it in a variety of colors. I had a FQ bundle that I bought at Quilt Market last fall and decided to use that. I have the blocks done. Here is one:
I hope it turns out OK. I am kind of second-guessing my fabric choice of using the bundle since the colors may not contrast enough. I don't know...I guess I'll find out when I put the blocks & sashing together.

Anyway, the pattern is really fun and easy since the blocks are paper-pieced. A non-quilter friend of mine saw me paper-piecing and said (and I quote) "Isn't that cheating?" No it's not cheating. There's no cheating in quilting just like there is no crying in baseball. End of story.

Since this has been a rather rambley post, if you made it this far, you are rewarded with a couple of way cute photos of Edgar Poe.

This is how I feel after piecing backings too.

What a sweetie!


Karin said...

Edgar is such a muush-I just want to scratch his head. I know what you mean about the separte food. I am feeding one of my guys wet food since she is really not eating well at all anymore. The boys look at me like I am discriminating against them. So glad Gomez continues to do well. Love the way the Peace in the Valley is coming out.

Silver Thimble Talk said...

Peace in the Valley is going to be

Having a blast at the Stitch IN!!! Miss you.


MelissaS said...

I think the Peace in the Valley will be lovely! Just keep working away. Think what a treat it will be when you get it together and it's beautimus!

mamaspark said...

OMG! I am totally addicted to Halloween fabric and patterns too! We have a big Halloween party every year and I decorate the house up.
I can't believe how much we have in common. I have 5 cats too. Yours are adorable. I love brown tabbys the best, don't you? I don't have one at the moment. I have an orange, an orange and white, a black and white and two calicos.