Thursday, February 20, 2014

Grey/gray color study round robin

I waited a long time for this color study RR to come about, and it's been great fun. These are the last two blocks I've worked on. This one belongs to Hollie:
 And this one belongs to Tahlia:
And this one is mine! Thanks to Hollie, Tahlia, Jo and Rita for their great work! I had them leave the center patch blank for me to do, hoping that during the RR I'd get some kind of inspiration regarding what to do with it. I'm still waiting....and I'd welcome suggestions.

CQ hearts for friends

It's been a rough winter so far for my CQ friends. On the CQ for Newbies yahoo group, we send comfort hearts to our friends who have experienced a death in the family or a serious illness. Since the first of the year I've sent out 5 hearts. While they are a labor of love, I am aware while working on them that the recipient is in pain, and I'd like to never need to send another one.

An extra special crazy quilted cat

A very nice lady who ordered a specially-made cat for a gift for a friend last fall asked for one to be made for herself this winter. She sent me hand-made lace and vintage buttons to include on a tuxedo cat. The pink lace and the blue that is on the white part of the cat's chest are hand crocheted, and the extra pink that I didn't use along the seam was gathered into the rose at the cat's neck. I added a bit of vintage lace of my own, along with some buttons and leaves to make the cat's collar. The buttons she sent are worked into the pink lace seam.