Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Rosie's new quilt (24)


I really cracked on today, and finished the lap quilt I have been making with the first set of 4patch blocks I made for Step 1 of the Orange Crush and then discarded because I didn't like the colours with my main fabrics. I'm pleased with this though; I used some leader/ender 4patches as well and managed to use the last of the very first wadding I bought, a polyester which I really don't like at all. I much prefer cotton wadding now. I used a fleece blanket which I bought very cheaply - £4 at Tesco - for the backing, so the whole thing cost me very little and is my very first scrap quilt. I decided to use it on the bed that Rosie - the laziest cat in the world - favours during the day. It'll be quicker to whip off and wash than changing the duvet cover all the time - if I can shift her fat furry bottom!! She took to it immediately.

This wasn't on my list of jobs for April so I'll need to get on with those now, though I'm doing pretty well. The black and white quilt is the slowest to make progress; I've kind of lost momentum as I've got interested in other things. A little personal discipline is called for I think! But then, there are all those interesting suggestions for my 'doctor' quilt to look at .... perhaps I'll look at those first!

11 comments:

Candace said...

I love your quilt. The little bit of puffiness of the polyester looks like just the thing for a "fat furry bottom". I think that you made lemonade from what you felt to be lemons from your Orange Crush. My bottom isn't furry, but it fits the rest of the description, and I'd love to curl up with your quilt in front of the TV.
You'll probably get fairly frequent comments from me, as when I punch next on the Mystery Quilters ring, I seem to get your blog.

Catherine said...

Lucky Rosie! A quilt for a kitty is always nice! It looks really comfy.

Katie said...

Great quilt. Lucky Rosie! :-)

Phyl said...

Your first scrappy quilt is gorgeous!

Hugs..

Debbie said...

I love Rosie's new quilt. It's just perfect for her. She would get along quite well with my two furries - they are also competitors for the world's laziest cat!

*Angie said...

It's amazing what I can get done when I get busy too! I spend way too much time here at the computer, and dreaming of what I'm planning to do. I like your quilt that you made using your orange crush 4 patches. I'm still working on Step 1. Rosie looks very pleased!

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on your first scrap quilt finish!! Rosie seems to love it - she's got good taste :)

Teresa said...

Love the quilt & so does your Rosie!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog. Get a cup of tea & come again any time......

Suze said...

Oh to be Rosie and have a lovely quilt like that.

Our quilt is covered in white dog hair.....

They do enjoy quilts......

You did a great job making that one. Isn't it rewarding to have a finish?

sewbeezy said...

What a lovely quilt!! Rosie sure looks as though she loves it.

Musings said...

I love this. You are very talented! How fun that you used the name "musings" for your blog as well.