The Clowder and some crochet
The last of the cats are done! I even made 2 spares and have asked my SIL to pick her 2 least favorites for eviction to the local animal shelter (scrap bin). This last group really cracks me up. There are 2 means one, one that thinks it's a pig, a grandpa with whiskers, one on drugs and a raccoon.
Here's the whole group. If you were evicting 2 of them which would you choose? I hope to start putting the quilt top together tomorrow or Friday, as soon as I hear back from JJ on her choices. These blocks have been so much fun to make. I'm going to miss working on them!
I also spent a good bit of time the past 2 days preparing and dyeing more tea towels. That's going to be a continuing theme for a few weeks I think.
After the cats were done I wasn't in the mood to do anything new so I started cutting up fabrics in the scrap bin. Some of the fabrics in there crack me up, like this one.
I think you can see from the before bin photo above that I've made some pretty good progress. I'm cutting as many Blockade blocks as I can and with what's left I'm cutting 3.5 and 2.5" squares. Other chunks are going into the blue basket for possible crumb blocks. I'm not really committed to the crumb blocks yet but the other pieces will eventually become veterans quilts. It will probably take me a week to slowly work my way through this bin of scraps.
In the evenings there's crochet. This color palette is quite beachy and this is 1 skein of the Ice Cream yarn. I'm doing a simple blanket stitch because it's wonderfully mindless. I bought 3 skeins of this yarn but I'm not convinced that it's going to be enough. I'm going to get the second skein done and then decide if I need to find one more.
Today is dyeing day and I'm feeling like maybe some shibori.
4/22/2020 11:15:59 am
I love the cats. I would evict either the one that looks like a raccoon or the one two over to its left, and the one on the left in the last row, as it looks a bit less defined to me.
4/22/2020 01:18:42 pm
Hahaha, I was going to say whatever you do don't get rid of that raccoon. #your peeps and all our opinions!
Rebecca in SoCal
4/22/2020 06:39:16 pm
Top row, column two (pink/peach cat) looks like it has eyes at the top of its forehead. Column 4, row 2 is difficult to distinguish from its background (via photo), and the pink cheeks(?) make me think of a dragon, but it has that darling handlebar mustache!
4/22/2020 07:20:13 pm
You crack me up with giving your cats names! I could never pick which two to toss out. Maybe instead of sending them to the shelter, make pillows with them. I admire you going thru your scrap bin now and cutting usable pieces. It would be so easy to shove the bin in a corner! Once I get enough masks made maybe I will try and deal with the latest scrap bin I just created.
4/28/2020 09:59:35 am
Cat evictions - that's funny - but okay I'll play along. I'd evict the one on the right edge in Row 2 and the middle one in the bottom row. Neither looks really defined, at least from here anyway.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.