Thursday, September 16, 2021

Quilting and pinning....

After dropping the kids to school it was a quick breakfast then some weeding in the front beds. A quick shower and then this was happening as I attempted to start quilting the nine patch quilt.

I managed to move him and get a few of the diagonal lines stitched before he decided to lay on the quilt! It was a good time to run hubby to Lowes to pick up a few things.  I managed to get the rest of the quilt quilted.... and only had to move the cat 3 more times. I just tugged the quilt with him on it the rest of the time. Yes, I did have the door closed to that room but someone figured out how to turn the knob and managed to get in!

Wonky mismatched seams and all! It adds to the charm... that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I love the polka dot backing from Connecting Threads. 


Then I laid out the snowflake backing and cut that to size. The cats decided to have a wrestling match on the quilt at that point. Peanut and Ollie.  That lead to some pressing of the backing and the top again. I was able to distract them and laid it all out with the batting I had cut last night. I'm happy to say this one is now pinned and draped over the cutting board. I hope to get it quilted with some wavy lines this evening. 

I need to trim the nine patch quilt and make some bindings for both of them. I plan to use the same teal for the churn dash but I'll take a look and see what fabrics I have for the nine patch. I'm thinking purple but we will see if I can find enough to bind it. All in all a very productive day.



You were on a 'roll' today--even with all the helpers!!!
Both quilts are looking really good--
be sure to give those 'assistants' some extra treats for all the help they did!!!
are all your chickens laying eggs now--
hugs, di

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I used that polka dot fabric from Connecting Threads on a quilt too - or I have it put aside if I haven't used it yet - I'm trying to remember!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You did have a productive day - cats and all! I love the polka dot backing. Both quilts are finishing up to be so pretty!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow, Deb!! I'm SEW impressed with what you were able to accomplish!

a good yarn said...

Funny kitty-kats helping you with your quilt. Better to have a wonky quilt finished than not. The teal looks great against the churn dash blocks.