Sunday, August 10, 2014

Scrappy Cats and Ice Cream

First off in the post four more cats to add to my collection

and I'm linking this to all scrappy fans over at scrap happy Saturday

Two more seams to sew on my Red Sea Sunset, then I will  be putting the last border on Desert Rose and that will be two more for quilting. I have three more projects to work on but they will have to wait a while. Yesterday we had a sad visit to long time family friends of over thirty years,  the husband is terminally ill so we try to see them as often as possible. My intention had been to come back home and work on Red Sea but I felt so sad after our visit and decided I really wanted something very simple to work on, no matching of points required just back to basics. Naturally I started another project! I found this extremely therapeutic and the quilt will be a lovely memory of M. This is a keeper.

Cotton Candy

It's a Kaffe Fassett quilt pack which I bought possibly three or four years ago from Glorious Color, the original quilt is called Ice Cream and is in Quilt Romance, I've given it a different name.
 The simplicity and colour way attracted me and this has been sitting in a box with three other fabric packs from the same place collected over the past few years. It was a dream to sit and sew straight lines, read instructions for strip width and length and just go for it! Can't wait to sew more strips tomorrow.

I was hoping to get into the garden today but it's really cold out there so contented myself with just looking through a couple of gardening magazines, did a visit to the garden centre at the end of last week and more hellebores were in stock this one was particularly eye catching

didn't bring one home as they were quite pricey and I aim to have a look at the new Kaffe Fassett book "Quilts in Morocco" so I'll have to choose between plant or book!

Better go and do my link now, have a good week


  1. Sewing a so therapeutic and what you've made is beautiful!

  2. Once again, love those puss cats.
    Yummy Kaffee too.

  3. Los gatos en verde son preciosos...

  4. Stitching bsves my sanity, too or plant - tricky choice!

  5. Oh that is a hard choice! Such a gorgeous flower...we don't do hellebores very well around my area. I am thinking about looking for a large hibiscus for a special spot in my home over the Winter. I have a small one that gave me lovely peach blooms this Summer; but it is resting now on my deck. Enjoy the weekend...and your quilting projects...hugs, Julierose

  6. Fun green cats, and a lovely restful colour arrangement in Cotton Candy

  7. Love the green kitties - can't beat those Kaffe fabrics in anything!

  8. Finished quilt, new project, flimsy, fabric pack...none are better than any other...just different life stages of fabric. And your new quilt is such a delightful confection. You're obviously ready for spring!

  9. What a pretty flower! Love the cats - they are going to sparkle with the others.

  10. I think Scrappy Cats and Ice Cream is stunning!


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