Sunday, February 24, 2008

Playing

Our UGRR group is now meeting at The Quilted Cottage to sew quilts for the UGRR shelter. Their set-up is wonderful and we can shop when we take a break. We layered and birthed and tied several quilts on Friday from 10-3. I turned in the kitty top. Then at 6:00 I was back at the shop for another Fantastic Friday. We were each given a cute Valentine fabric fat quarter and the dinner was grilled white fish, baked potato, salad and peach cobbler. Connie won the first drawing of the evening which was a coordinating fabric to the Valentine FQ. I continue my no win streak for FF.
scrappy trip around the world quilt blocks made with novelty fabrics

Stashbusting - I cut five yards of assorted fabrics (mostly novelty prints) to make Bonnie's Scrappy Trips quilt. I worked on a few blocks Friday night, but they seem too busy to me. Maybe the novelties weren't a good idea for this pattern or I need to stand way back when I look at them. What do you think? I made the photo small to protect your eyes.

Jasper likes to sleep on my legs or lap when I'm sitting in my chair. He really stretched himself out today while I was trying to do the stitchery on the applique blocks from several posts ago. At one point, he almost fell through, but he caught himself just in time.

Jasper sleeping between my legs in my chair

21 comments:

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I like it very much....We can make it bigger ya know. LOL I did and it's still looking good. I keep wondering what I was thinking when I look at some of the fabrics I've bought, but if I cut them up small enough, they look wonderful...hehee
Well, off to sew a bit before bed. Take care....
Regina in MI

Lori in South Dakota said...

I think I saw green frogs and PINK MICE! Love it, and so will you when you get it done. And when I enlarged it--my computer monitor did NOT faint.

Greenmare said...

I think it's great! and what kid wouldn't love to find everything on there??? I think cats are the same everywhere, nice they let us use "their" furniture once in a while isn't it?

Lea said...

Your Trip around the world is very beautiful. Although It's a lot of cutting and piecing! Good luck, Jeanne!
(You need to rest with Jasper when you get tired for cutting!*S*)

Pam said...

When my DH sits in his chair, Baby Cat crawls us there and shares the chair with him. She snuggles up along side. When she stretches out, she lays across his legs. too. I like the scrappy quilt. Its great to have fun fabrics in there. I don't think it is too busy. Of course, I love scrap quilts.

Andrea said...

I like it too. Scrappier the better I think. Great fun to search out all the fun things on here !

mamaspark said...

Someone will just love all those novelty fabrics. I think it is glorious! That Jasper, what a card!! Tell him Jack sends his best regards!!

Libby said...

Novelty prints usually make me think of kids and I don't think a quilt can ever be too busy for a kid . . . looks fine to me.

Catherine said...

I think it's fabulous -- fun to look at and find the different novelty prints!

Beth said...

Your quilt looks great to me. I love the fabrics you have in it.

Laurie Ann said...

Ah, what a sweet kitty picture!

Pam said...

Ahhh - the life of a cat!!! Couldn't you just love a life like that?

I think the novelty prints are great - what fun it will be to find all the different little things hidden in the little blocks. Carry on!

pudge's girl said...

I think our quilting partners sit in our laps to make us stay at it longer. That is what mine claims. Lovely work.

Helen in the UK said...

The blocks are busy, but I think a child will ABSOLUTELY LOVE looking for all the little treasures to find :)

Guðrún said...

Thanks for protecting my eyes *LOL* I think this will make a great quilt.

Tracey in CT said...

I think the scrappy trips blocks look great with all the novelties. Go ahead and keep sewing, its wonderful!

Elly D said...

This is looking great Jeanne, there's some lovely fabrics in it so what's not to like eh? The more the better. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt/top. I think TATW is magical..thanks for sharing.. Hugs Ellyx

Patty Skypants said...

OMG!!! this is a TRIPPY Scrap trip! LOVE IT! xxoo Patty

Harmany Quilting said...

I do like your 'trip......' blocks - aren't they so interesting. Anything goes with these quilts.

Nicola in West Australia

Beth said...

I used scraps to create a Trip Around The World quilt as my Year 2000 quilt - yes it is busy, but I really like it. Yours looks great also! Sometimes its just nice to see a busy quilt because most of them are toned down.

Regena Brennan said...

I like the picture of Jasper. My Tyler does the same.
And I like you trip quilts. :o}
Hope you have a great day.
Regena