QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Sarah Sporer pattern called "Vacancy".

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

TWO FINISHES

Hurray!  A couple finishes.  "13 Lucky Cats" turned out not to be so lucky for me.  I had to take out four blocks and move them.  Here is the original layout.
I debated about the upper left hand block because the background fabric is the same as the border fabric.  I had decided just to leave it.  Then a friend pointed out that I had two cats in the wrong position in the fourth row down.  To continue the dark and light diagonal backgrounds, those two needed to be reversed.  I decided to reverse those two cats.  And I might as well take care of the cat in the corner at the same time.  It required moving four blocks to do it.  Now the quilt is done.  It was made all from stash fabrics.

Next I finished a very small quilt.  I am thinking it was from one of Lori's (Humble Quilts) sew along but I can't say for sure.  I can't find the info on her blog.  The quilting was just something to get it done.  I used scraps from the scrap basket to make this.
 
I have a table runner ready for binding so I will have something new to share with you in a day or so.  Stop back for a look.
Karen

31 comments:

Loris said...

Well, the cats do look better in their new spots so maybe it was all worth it :-) It sure looks fun. That gold and black checker really pop this quilt. Happy Scaredy Cats!
I love small quilts like this. Great way to use up leftovers.

Robin said...

The cats looks great. It was well worth the effort. Now you can just enjoy it and not have 2nd thoughts each time you look at it.
Pretty little quilt too.

Sue said...

Love both of these quilts. I would have changed the cats to their correct positions too, I think. I do love these colors.

The small quilt is just spiffy. I love these simple little quilts like this.

cucki said...

i love them both so much..
well done
hugs xx

Dawn said...

I love the 13 cats! I had to do a triple take to see the corrections. You are on a roll - great finishes. I will stop back and can hardly wait to see the runner.

Carol said...

Love the cats! What a great quilt and I love them in their new positions. Cute little quilt!

Karen said...

Love those folk art cats!! And it was worth the time - it looks great.

WoolenSails said...

I love how that came out and the border works perfectly with it.

Debbie

Kyle said...

You and " Jack the Ripper" did a great job!

Quilt Hollow said...

I enjoyed your quilts as always.

Darlene D said...

Great! Two finishes! Especially love the little one!

Janet O. said...

Just glancing at the first version of the cat quilt, it looks fine, but when I see the second one it is more pleasing. Until you described what you had done to it, I couldn't have said why. It looks very spooky/vintage. So appropriate.
Could that little quilt be from quiltsbycheri--her Puss in the Corner with out the puss? Would make this an "all cats all the time" post. : )

Sue said...

I am in Love your your 13 cats ! I really like how you changed the blocks around the that border is PERFECT! Your small quilt is adorable . Congrats on 2 great finishes !

I am really looking forward to seeing your runner when it is finished :-D

Texan said...

Both are great finishes, the cat one is really nice!

Anne said...

Love them both....you really have a nice collection of oranges and blacks for the cat quilt. Love it!

Darlene said...

If you're happy with the cats in their new positions then that's a very good thing.

Love the little quilt.

libbyquilter said...

both quilts are wonderful.

i had to study the 13 cats quilts a bit and re-read your changes.
very subtle differences but i can see why you decided to change it.

you always make the cutest things~!

:-)
libbyQ

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your 13 cats - what a great finish. Unsewing is never fun, but sometimes it's a necessary evil. Your little quilt is cute too. You have been busy, as always!

Cheryl said...

Don't you just hate when that happens, but I like the new look better. Hope you do too since you had to do all the ripping and resewing!

Barb said...

great finishes. Love your halloween can quilt!
The little 4-patch is adorable.

Kindred Quilts said...

13 Cats is just too darn cute! Love your mini too!

audrey said...

I didn't even notice the cats were out of position! Perfect quilt for this time of year. Congrats on another great finish!

Doniene said...

Always nice to have finishes - and yours are wonderful!!

Valerie said...

You never disappoint Karen, you are just as productive as ever! ;) I knew I'd find some great inspiration here...

Quilt Hollow said...

Good morning! I came back for another peek of your cats.

maria alba said...

Hoy, paseando por los blogs, he encontrado el tuyo y me ha encantado. A partir de ahora te iré siguiendo.
Besos !!!!

merumo said...

Congrats to you and your "13 Lucky Cats"! You are such a good girl finishes things in time. I have a tendancy to leave the projects abandan when I see a problem or something I didn't expect having in the middle of the process. I think "13 Lucky Cats" is really a lucky one to be finished by you!!

A little quilt looks very cute, too. I also have a few of those need to be quilted to finish...

Can't wait to see your table runner, too!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I like the change - I know you're glad you made it even though doing it probably wasn't fun. blessings, marlene

Dixie said...

Your cat quilts are wonderful, and so perfect for Autumn! Always love your finishes!

Lori said...

Two more cool quilts!! The 4 patches weren't a quiltalong I did, but it sure is cute:)

Vicki said...

Morning Karen - Love your new finishes. The fraidy cat quilt is great!