Tuesday, May 15, 2007

String top Tuesday

string quilt
The kitties and I made our final decision on the layout of the Heartstring blocks. We kept the star in the center and added rows around it. For the outer border, top, bottom and both sides, I cut the blocks in half. I had no plan when I started these blocks except to use up the strips already cut from the aqua and yellow fabrics. Next time, it may be easier to have an idea of what I want to do before I piece the blocks. All in all, I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It still needs to be pressed, but I was anxious for a picture. I think I'll bind it in purple.

Now that the weather is nice, Jasper and Annie are always trying to sneak outside when they hear the door open in the kitchen. Jim took Jasper out today while he worked in the yard. Before you could blink, he had parked himself in the cherry tree with his eye on a birdhouse.
Jasper in tree
Last night JJ walked into the bathroom and saw Jasper sitting in the window. JJ thought maybe he would like some fresh air, so he attempted to slide the storm up so the screen would be there. Somehow they stuck together and both went up leaving a gaping hole for Jasper, who wasted no time jumping to the ground outside.

16 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Nice quilt - Hilarious cat story!

Kathy Wagner said...

Beautiful string quilt!
What a neat idea to cut the blocks in half for borders!

swooze said...

Love your string quilt!

Silly kitty! My dogs love to escape too and pee on all the bushes outside the fence. Then they are happy to come back in....sigh...

Elaine Adair said...

Clever, and stinker of a cat! Love the strings.

Helen in the UK said...

Great quilt. Looks like you cut some of the blocks in half to keep the star central - great idea :)

Patti said...

Very nice setting for the string blocks. When I've had "half and half" blocks to set together - mainly log cabin - I often go for the star in the center.

Great cat story - thanks for sharing!

Quilt Nut said...

the quilt is beautiful-love those colors together

what a bunch of crazy cats-love it!

Finn said...

Hi Jeanne, just wanted to stop by and see where you hang out..*VBS* And to thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment at my blog.
I see you have the 'kitty love' fever also...I'm looking forward to meeting your two.
I like what you decided on your string top very much. Your kitties have good taste! Keep stitching! Hugs, Finn

Passionate Quilter said...

beautiful Heartstrings quilt--someone will surely love it! and I love how clever your cats are--like waiting in front of the 'diner'!

GRACE said...

jeanne, the quilt is beautiful; great job! i also love the photos from paducah and hearing about your trip; it's on my list of places to go eventually

ForestJane said...

That looks great! My two aren't ever allowed outdoors, so they're not even interested in escape.

Susan said...

I love the colors and the setting you chose for this string quilt!

susan opel said...

I'm super impressed that you can just start with strips and end up with something as beautiful as that! I guess that's why I'm a scrapper not a quilter!

ShinyNewThing said...

I like your string star layout much better than the one I just finished! But my son is happy with it. I am going to print off your picture for my file in case I ever want to make another one.

Kari said...

Love the quilt. The family loved the pick of Jasper in the tree.

Marcie said...

That picture of Jasper is a riot! I have to send it to my friend who also has a cat named Jasper!