"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Guess I'm Fickle

Yesterday I told my sister I was tired of sewing.  It was a bad day all around and my projects looked like nothing but work with no fun included. Later on I got bored and started to trim the Simple Things squares, completed them and went on to the border of my Cat Nap Quilt.  And I'm sewing again:)

For the Simple Things squares I ended up using glue stick to keep the template from moving while I trimmed, and that made the job much easier.

When making the Cat Nap Quilt I saved the small triangles that were cut off at the cats' tails.  I always save those pieces, and for this quilt I found a way to include them.  I sewed them together and then into four patch squares and placed them at compass points in the final border.  I really like the way it looks.
I'm very lucky to still have this quilt.  While I was pressing the border my iron suddenly got very hot, melted the thread at a couple of seams and scorched the ironing board cover.  Fortunately when I saw my seams pulling apart I lifted the iron, but it was close.  Good bye iron.  If this had happened yesterday, I probably would have kicked it to Timbuktoo.

Thank you to Rachel of Just Sew y'All Know  http://racheldquilting.blogspot.com/ .  I won a fabric giveaway on her blog, and I can use them.

Hoping for good things.
God Bless.


soggibottom said...

Congratulations on your win :-)
Maybe you need to leave your sewing for a day or so, but a sewing addict is always a sewing addict. Or computer sometimes has the chance to go to Timbuktoo too :-) Whatever gremlin got into your iron, the cat quilt still looks great to me. :-)xxx

Barb said...

Some days are just like that....love your win.

Donna said...

Some days are just not sewing days. I am glad some are!

QuiltSue said...

I think we all have non-sewing days. I am having one today, but I bet anything you like that by tomorrow I'll be back to the sewing machine.

You had a lucky escape with your iron, I think you should call that little quilt Lucky Cats!

Hazel said...

Somes days you are just out of sorts with the world, I guess, Joanna - you were soon back to it though, I see!

The Simple Things blocks are coming on well - I'm looking forward to seeing how this one is pieced together. It is so fresh.

I think that you were right to use the green on the Cat Nap border - it balances with the windowsills well. You were lucky only to singe the ironing board cover and not the quilt!

And another fabulous win! Well done you!