Monday, 28 September 2015

completed wall hanging,september hexie,cozy afternoon block cut.

I have been absent from blogging for a short while but now back and will try and catch up on your blogs but it takes so long when away from the computer for 2 weeks, please accept my apologies if I do not comment on everything.
I do not have much to share today but have completed the cat wall hanging,   not as in the pattern as I have used cat fabric in the 4 corner blocks rather than making star blocks. I am pleased with it,  have hand quilted cats around the border then machine quilted down and across the sashing and the border but left the embroidered blocks without quilting as the batting only needs quilting every 10".  Apologies for my shoes at the bottom of the photo!  Not sure what I will do with it as it is a bit big  to hang so at the moment it is thrown over the back of the couch.



Here is the hexie block for september    cannot decide what to do with these blocks as they are so big,  they should have been done as 3/4" hexies but I did 1" not so fiddly and I only had 1" papers. The hexies measure approx 16"



This is the 5th block for the cozy afternoon BOM waiting for the next set of instructions but all the embroidered blocks now done.  There was an applique version too and you could also use a patterned fabric for the centre, I choose the embroidery as I have not learnt applique yet,   another want to try on my list one day.


45 comments:

The Inside Stori said...

Charming pieces. I esp. like how the colorful patchwork sets off the embroidery!

Podunk Pretties said...

Your handwork is always a delight. I've been watching the Cozy Afternoon BOM, so many great blocks. I think I like yours the best, such happy and bright colors!

SewLittleToSay said...

Love the quilted cats in the border and the colours in the corner blocks work so well with the sashing and border.

deanna7trees said...

loving that colorful BOM block. great choice of fabrics. i don't ever expect everyone to comment on my blog posts. there are more important things in life. my aim is just to possibly inspire others to try something new and creative.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Love your cozy BOM with the embroidery. It's just darling. And no worries about commenting on my blog (but I think you've already caught up on mine). Just glad to see you back on your blog.

Gaia said...

Cat quilt is lovely, I like the printed blocks on the corners. And, the cozy block is pretty too.

Boud said...

Ditto to Diana! I always get concerned when I don't see you around!

Boud said...

Ditto to Diana! I always get concerned when I don't see you around!

Anneliese said...

Margaret, you were busy as always, its a lovely hexagon-ensemble

Anneliese said...

I always tap on the wrong button and then have to come again to say everything I wanted. Your colours are bright and optimistic. And you must be pleased that the cat quilt can finally be at least on the sofa - if not on the wall. A lot of lovely work there.

Raewyn said...

Well done on your lovely cat quilt finish! I love those cats in the border :-) Your hexie and Cozy blocks look great as well, so nice and colourful.

Jules Woolford said...

You're a busy bee again! Lovely colourful projects. I especially like your Cozy block with the teacup.

J Honda said...

beautiful Margaret :D

Jillian said...

I agree with others that your colours are terrific - so cheering. The cats are a great idea.

Bev said...

Love everything you do (as usual) especially your Cozy Afternoon block! I don't like the one I did this month but I'm not going to do it over. Hope you and yours are well. XO

Cheryl said...

The borders are great on your cat quilt, the perfect touch.

Jane Galley said...

well done on getting the cat quilt done, looks great. Love the hexie blocks

Maria said...

Love your finishes Margaret! The hexie block is really striking...very effective! Are the blocks from a book??? or your own design?

Lady Locust said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with for the hexies:) Love that you work the embroidery blocks into quilt blocks. I've always liked the look of mixing the two. Have a fabulous day.

Annet said...

Congrats on finishing your catquilt, it's lovely. I like the quilted cats in the border.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Hey your back.....grin. Love all your blocks Margaret! I can't keep up with my blog hopping at all anymore.....:(

shirley said...

Good to see you back. Love the cat quilt, and as you know love anything to do with embroidery.:)

Mary Ellen said...

Love, love, love everything! Written as I wait for the doctor at Urgent Care. Hoping it's not pneumonia.

Susan In Texas said...

Welcome back! Your kitty quilt turned out just lovely. I haven't been doing much sewing lately either. I need to get my mojo back.

Take care,
Susan in Texas

Mary said...

Good Morning, Your cat quilt is adorable. You did such a beautiful job on embroidery. Love your hexagons. I need to get out some to work on. Welcome back. Take care of yourself.

Séverine said...

I love your cat quilt, it's beautiful and your hexie's colors are wonderful , this makes a lovely block.

Monica said...

I'm so glad to see you sewing again, Margaret! You really are getting a lot done here. The cats turned out very well, and I think your version of the cozy afternoon BOM is going to be great!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Wonderful completion of your cat wall hanging and your September hexie is a very neat design. Great sewing as usual.

Pippas quilts said...

Cat quilt looks fabulous. Very impressed with your Hexes. I will get back to sewing and blogging now the summer is coming to an end.

Susan Hook said...

I love your cat wall hanging, nice stitching!

Diane said...

What a fun cat wall hanging.

Hugs Diane

Diane said...

What a fun cat wall hanging.

Hugs Diane

PaulaB quilts said...

Great to see your post, sorry I'm late getting here. Your cat quilt is just darling, and I love the one You can never have too many cats. The BOM is so colorful, really lively. It's nice, I think, that your hexie is big, you won't have to make so many to have a fine finish. Take care.

Queeniepatch said...

I believe I have that particular cat print fabric; I have used several of the cats, cut them out and buttonhole appliquéd them. That is an easy way to start appliqué, rather than starting with the tricky needle turn method.
I love the embroidery you've put on the various blocks.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

the cat quilt looks lovely!

Rebecca in AK said...

I love your wall hanging! The kitty embroideries are so cute!

Sarah said...

You have some wonderful projects on the go! I love the little Kitty slogans, they are soooo cute!

Marianne Jeffrey said...

I love anything with animals so the cat quilt is adorable! The hexagon block colors are terrific very inspiring and your embroidery block looks great too. You've certainly been busy :-)

Marianne Jeffrey said...

I love anything with animals so the cat quilt is adorable! The hexagon block colors are terrific very inspiring and your embroidery block looks great too. You've certainly been busy :-)

Jen said...

Love those cats Margaret and hexies are relaxing to sew . Bom is lovely and bright. Don't worry I seem to be behind with my posts lately.

shirley said...

I just adore the embroidery on the cat wall hanging they are so cute. Your work is always so interesting and lovely. You have been very busy I will try to email soon

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

It amazes me how much you accomplish and do such beautiful work.

Linda said...

I love everything, so beautiful, especially the cat one! :) Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I love how you framed the cat....

Valerie Reynolds said...

I love how you framed the cat....