Sunday, 23 October 2016

Alfie in quilt heaven, baby quilt

Not much to share this week but must show you how Alfie loves his quilt. The butterfly quilt I made for Helen is on the back of the couch,  I did point out to her it as upside down!

I think this shows his contentment


   Now it is bedtime so rather than disturb him Helen has made an envelope of the quilt and she carried him up to bed,   he just loves this pampering and when I called the next day he was still on his quilt



I have been making 5 baby quilts from strips I cut from child friendly fabrcis, I got in a bit of a muddle as I took my featherweight to the Leeds quilting group and  I  sewed the strips together there   they got rather tangled but all was well in the end. I use the jelly roll technique joining the narrow ends together of all the strips and then doubling over 4 times, this gave me 4 quilts but they were a bit wide so was able to make a 5th by cutting off 2 fabrics from each quilt.  They are now all prepared for quilting and have started on the first one,  it is for a friend of Helen`s and she asked for assorted sized circles scattered about and these I am hand quilting,  fingers crossed the pencils circles will wash out okay on completion.


28 comments:

Sarah said...

I can see Alfie is one contented cat! Love your baby quilt, very nice fabrics.

Jen said...

Hi, Margaret .I think Alfie is a spoilt boy he loves his quilt.. The baby quilt looks lovely ,the circles are going to be great on it.

PaulaB quilts said...

Alfie all wrapped in his quilt is the cutest picture. It makes me want to cuddle him myself. What a perfect gift for him and for Helen. Wish we could see Helen's quilt. The colors look so restful and pretty. Good going on those strip quilts. I would be afraid to get caught and knotted up in the strips. Love your cute fabrics. Keep up the good work!.

Margo Brooks said...

He is so cute and content! We've got three cats. Maybe I should make the each a quilt!

liniecat said...

Alfie is clearly one adored cat and satisfied with his life lol lovely quilts both!
I must try that jelly roll method but did you stitch just the short 2.5" ends together and not the full length strip sides together?
I cut some strips from some lengths I unearthed and realised my straight line cuts -
are as straight as a donkeys back leg - as my Gran used to say LOL
So when I get round to doing something with them they will skew whiff jelly roll strip quilt design lol

Hows your daughter now by the way?
: )
Lyn

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

Alfie clearly loves having his own quilt. Just the right size and with embroidered cats on it. Lucky boy.

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

Alfie clearly loves having his own quilt. Just the right size and with embroidered cats on it. Lucky boy.

Raewyn said...

What a happy and spoilt cat he is - I love the envelope photo!! I hope Helen is doing ok? The baby quilt - and those in the previous blogpost are all lovely - you do have a lot of quilting ahead of you!

Nana said...

How lovely the cat is!!!!! I miss ours!

Nana

Crystal_235 said...

Love your quilt! Cute cat.

desertskyquilts said...

Alfie is a cutie - nice to have a quilt lover in the family. LOL The addition of the circles will be so interesting - looking forward to seeing that.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Oh my goodness, Alfie is just the cutest! My cats all love lying on any quilt the can get their paws on.

Createology said...

Allie is truly a contented cat and I adore cats. Five baby quilts at once is amazing. And that you are hand quilting just makes those quilts all the more special. Autumn Blessings Dear.

Monica said...

My goodness, what a life that Alfie has! He looks perfectly at home there. Hand quilting those baby quilts will make them all very special. Looking good!

Queeniepatch said...

Cats love quilts! This must be an eternal and universal fact!
Jelly Roll quilts are packed with charm.
Well done, Margaret.

Jane Galley said...

He looks really comfy :) Enjoy quilting the baby quilts

Anita said...

Alfie looks so content, just like he's in heaven!

Smart way to make several baby quilts at a time.

Annet said...

Alfie is a lucky cat with his pretty quilt! I like this strip quilt, I watched a lady sewing strips this way on YouTube a long time ago, it looked fun.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Such a busy quilter and all your baby quilts will look wonderful I'm sure. That is definitely one content and pampered cat! :D

Cattinka said...

I think all cats love quilts, yours seems to be very happy!
KATRIN W.

Anneliese said...

Alfie in quilt-paradise! How lovely to see this happy furry pet.

Anita said...

The baby quilt is wonderful and hand quilting will make it even more soft and special.

Miaismine said...

That is one blessed kitty cat! Such a special gift! I really like your idea for the jelly roll baby quilt! Nice job! Thank you for sharing!

Staci said...

Your kitty pictures cracked me up! What a sweetie!

Susan Hook said...

Alfie is definitely king of the quilts

SewLittleToSay said...

Looks like you've found a home for your mini quilts - how could you say no to that little furry face.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Our cats also seem to think that every quilt is specifically made for them! Love the jelly roll race quilt xxx

Sarah said...

An Alfie burrito!! How adorable!!
There are so many variations on those strip quilts - it's hard not to love them all. I hope the quilting and washing turns out as you hope.