Sunday, September 19, 2010

A finish, a flimsie, more embroidery blocks

I quilted this 2 weeks ago but finally hand sewed on the binding this week. I have 2 more quilts on deck to hand sew binding so I potentially have 2 more finishes this month. I basically just echo quilted the flowers and did a swirl throughout the sashings.
I got out my "Crazy Cat" blocks and sashed them into a long table runner that fits my dining room table. After I took these pictures I added some embroidered whiskers. I am hoping to get this quilted in time for Halloween. I guess this had better go at the top of the list for Octovber. ;) Linda seemed to like it too!

Here are the last two "Life is Beautiful" blocks. Now I need to start making 4-patches and start the applique process.

Another weekend has flown by. Time to sit, relax and sew some bindings. I hope you all have a happy, healthy week.

33 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

love your finished quilt...goodluck with the binding.......

Monica said...

I really love that Life is Beautiful pattern! I have been wanting to make it also but I just can't get past the price. It was really spendy if I remember right.

Diann said...

Someone else with a very productive weekend. Well done! Love your SBS blocks. I've come to a halt with mine. Need to get a move on there! Love the cat table runner too. Well done!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your flower quilt is just beautiful Yvette! And the cats will be so cute on the table for the Halloween season.

marina said...

Love the fabrics in your quilt. Beautiful!
Your cat blocks have the feline seal of approval.
Now you are up to the fun part of the LIB.

Darlene said...

Sweet quilt, Yvette! And, I love your embroideries.

I enjoy handwork so much that I also enjoy bindings. :-)

Wendy said...

You have been very busy. The cat quilt is a good finish for the season.

Catswhiskers said...

beautiful finished quilt!
I adore your crazy cat table runner - I'd love to make one and I have the 'perfect' table and cats to admire it - just like Linda!
Your embroidery is so inspiring. Beautiful!

Fiesta said...

Yvette, all your projects are delightful and your stitcheries are perfect. Though I am not fond of cats, your runner is unique and beautiful. Congratulations on your finishes.

JustCindy said...

I love the Crazy Cat table runner. Your table will look so cute. The flower quilt is so pretty.

CJ said...

They're all wonderful as usual Yvette, but I just adore that cat table runner! That is the cutest ever!

Terry said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! Love the crazy cat table runner too! :0)

Cindy said...

Oh my word, Yvette, you got SO much accomplished. Kudos to you, dear friend.

And such beautiful finishes!!..

The echo quilting was a great way to quilt this one.

Time to relax - go to work and relax...I'm bad....LOL

ranette said...

Love the LIB blocks...yeah! you are finished with the stitching. I haven't worked on mine for over a week. Too tired!

Your flower quilt is so pretty...it will be wonderful to put out for Spring. I love the name Linda for a cat...makes me laugh every time, I don't know why. Oh the Crazy Cat runner looks great.

Crispy said...

Both projects are wonderful Yvette and to have 2 more so close to being done!! Linda just wanted to make friends with those different colored cats LOL.

Crispy

Jacque in SC said...

Absolutely love the cat table runner; it is so cute! And the echo-quilted one is beautiful! You do great work! Although I guess since we all enjoy this, we should call it play? :)

Teresa said...

Nice Finish!! And I love the buggy Barn vat runner...is a "flimsie" a "top"?? I'm still trying to learn all the blogger lingo...

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Grethe said...

Beautiful flower quilt! And you stitching on Life is Beautiful looks very nice. And the cat runner is definitely for cat-lovers!! Great:-)

Carrie P. said...

Oh, they are all so great. I really like that cat table runner. Very cute and perfect for fall.

Rose Marie said...

Your flower quilt is adorable!

Those LIB blocks .... ymmmm .... I'm so tempted to get the pattern. Looking forward to seeing more of this project come together.

Joy said...

Linda almost stole the show....I love the cat table runner! Too cute! and as usual, the LIB blocks are so beautifully done...

but I covet the flower wall hanging. Better nail that one to the wall the next time I'm around!! Very springy and happy!!

An excellent week to you!!

Karen said...

I like the variety of flowers on the first quilt. And the cat quilt is wonderful. A friend of mine made one of those.

Karen said...

Lots of goodies, but I just love the Crazy Cat blocks. My sister just purchase a quilting book by The Buggy Barn and I think it is the same cats.

LuAnn said...

What a great quilt!!!! It's just beautiful!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful bunch of projects! I've never seen that cat pattern. What fun!

Barb said...

You are getting alot done...and I love both quilts and your stitchery.

Miriam said...

I love the cat table runner....and the kitty walking on it.

Your LIB blocks are beautiful.

You have accomplished a lot!!

Anonymous said...

Love your quilts!! Would you care to share who designed the cats pattern. Would love to make it.
Jolyn

Yvette said...

Jolyn,
The pattern can be found in the book called "That Crazy Thing We Do" by the Buggy Barn.

Thank you!

Diane H said...

Oh Yvette, love all your finishes!
Your tablerunner will look fabulous for October, just love Linda strolling over it. Beautiful work, you put me to shame!

Linda said...

I love that quilt...it's so happy! The cat one is very nice as well...table runners are so much fun!!

Kim D. said...

Beautiful floral quilt and I adore the cat table runner. Such a cute table runner for Halloween. Congrats on finishing your lib blocks. Can't wait to see how you put them together.

Robin said...

This has been a great year of finishes for you so far. Wow! Your kitty runner is looking awesome (love it!) and I await with great anticipation seeing those Life is Beautiful blocks come together. That seems like such a cool project.