Monday, March 12, 2012

More show, less tell

The little wallhanging I was working on last week is finished, no thanks to my cats.

I have a lot of cats -- six at last count, but we have to be careful not to count too often -- and although they are as well-behaved as you might expect them to be (sleeping most of the day, how much trouble can they get into?), last week one, two or possibly all of them jumped onto the dining room table where the quilt pieces were laid out.

Let's just say, I have a better sense of where blocks should go than they do.

Fortunately, I had photographed the layout so I could show it here. As a result, I was able to pick up the pieces and put them back where they belonged without too much difficulty. All cats remain at the life tally they had prior to their miscreancy.

Here's the finished top. I'm going to take it to the quilter for longarm quilting; she has the perfect circular design that will offset the very geometric pattern.
Now I'm trying something completely different for me: I'm cutting strips freehand. I have relied on the rotary cutter and ruler for years, but I want to see if I can replicate a rug I saw in the Crate and Barrel catalog so I'm going rogue.

I'll report on the progress tomorrow.

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