Friday, February 13, 2009

Virgina Bound second time around - Friday 13th

Today is Friday the 13th. I am staying home...not that I am worried about bad luck or anything.
I now have 96 quarter blocks done. The photo above only shows 48 of them. I have a small design wall but still use it as often as I can.

And this is the kind of help I have had all along this sewing journey. MaggieMay requires a lot of attention. And when she feels I have not touched or admired her enough this is the method she uses to let me know she needs me. She is the sweetest cat I have ever had. Yet she is as demanding as my Siamese. When I told the breeder that she is starting to act like Macy ( my Oriental Shorthair), Debbi says she can imitate the strongest cat personality in the house. Great! I now have a "swiffer" who does not jump with precision trying to reach the tops of doors. Crash! Boom! Bang! was Maggie trying to fly like Macy.

I did manage to chain sew most of the strips onto the foundation paper when MaggieMay moved over a bit. This pic was taken during our rain storm. We have received 2+ inches of rain with 50 mph winds. A large Spruce tree across the street fell during the night hours. I heard the wind but not the tree falling.


Moorea said...

This is soo gorgeous! I NEVER would have thought about the tone on tones as strips between the bolder colors. It looks like art! I know this pattern as "Rocky Road to Kansas" is it the same? Is this your original pattern?

Some day I will have a cat. My husband HATES them. That is an understatement, but I told him when the dog finally kicks the bucket, the German Sheppard he begged me to keep, but NEVER took care of in ANY way shape shape or form- I am GETTING a cat and he's better not touch it! I paid my dues. lol.

Pat H. said...

I see we have the same help! Scribbles loves to sit near me when he sees I'm sewing. Love this pattern. I'm going to have to give it a try. Foundation piecing isn't something I do often, but will have to try this one.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This quilt is going to be just gorgeous! I'm glad that MM moved over and gave you a teenyy bit of room to sew... she won't be able to snuggle up in the quilt if she doesn't give you room to create it in the first place. Well done!

just me said...

beautiful quilt, you do very good work. I enjoyed reading about your cat, animals are such wonderful friends.