Friday, March 14, 2014

The dangers of blog reading......

you tend to start new projects instead of finishing current projects (or cleaning the house like I should have been doing this afternoon!). I'm going to blame Sheila on this one. She makes some lovely 8 inch blocks each week in the rainbow scrap colors and then she'll arrange them into charity quilts. Well, these cute little cats showed up a bit ago and she shared the link to the free pattern. I use a Mac and that has a 'top sites' page when I log in where I can place 12 web pages and I put that free pattern cat on one of them. Every time I got onto my computer, I saw it. As my Mom can tell you, I am on the computer way too much during the day. I saw that cat a lot!

I had my stack of teal and aqua fabrics just sitting on the cutting table. I also had to finish cutting some parts for the Kaleidoscope quilt today after I made some decisions and had some deep blues on there too. I needed a purple in the middle side and blue in all the other spots.



Well.......... instead of cleaning the house I popped into the sewing room and cut out 12 cats. 10 or 15 minutes here and there during the day and I now have 12 - 8 inch cats. They need some sashing..... and I think a border of little mice with some embroidered tails on the end would be really cute! Now... to find a little mouse pattern =). I had seen a quilt with cats and a mouse border years ago at The Vermont Quilt Festival and it has stuck with me as a neat idea. See, I told you reading blogs is dangerous!


Edited : Found this free link at Fons and Porter that has a cool mouse paper pieced pattern in it. That will work for my mouse border. You can find it here.

8 comments:

  1. The cats are adorable! Much better use of time than doing housework!

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  2. ah yes! The dangers of blog browsing!!!!!! LOL
    BUT, another start means there will EVENTUALLY be another finish :)

    ;)

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  3. Ha Ha. Why do you think I'm making cat blocks : )
    Amy's right. Browsing the internet is dangerous.
    I love your kaleidoscope blocks. Love, love LOVE your 12 cats! You go girl!

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  4. Absolutely blame Sheila! LOL
    Who could resist these cuties!

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  5. So adorably cute! I thinking they would be adorable in a 6 inch size too! There were some super cute mice on scrap happy Saturday last week, but I think yours want to be in profile running around the quilt and these faced forward. Blogging is dangerous, but in a good way.

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  6. Housework will always be there ... inspiration maybe not. So I say go for it!! I think a mouse border will be perfect!

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  7. OK, see, now you've got me distracted...Those cats are great. I hope you find a little mouse pattern.

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  8. I get distracted easily too, but luckily I am not home to play or I would start way too many things.

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