Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cat Academy

I did a block of the month called Cat Academy from Stitchin' Heaven in Quitman, TX.  It was designed by Karen Brow of Java House Quilts  and was an 8 month project made from Batik fabrics. 

Blocks 1& 2  and 6 & 9  came as sets in month 1 and 5 because the cats covered two blocks.   When I ordered this I did not pay enough attention that some parts of a cat extended into the next one or the border. This was a fun project but I am glad it is finished.


Darwin - Month 2 Block 3

 Ophilia -  Month 3 Block 4

Thelma and Louise -  Month 4  Block 5

 SASHIMI  - Month 5  Blocks  6 & 9

 Mr Fox - Month 6 Block 7

 Dexter - Month 7 Block 8

Gizmo - Month 8 borders , Kitten and 20 little brown mice! 

 Cat Academy  with Kirby!

Cat Academy with out additional cats! 

THe photos below are of the huge King size Batik Flannel quilt on the bed.  As you can see, it touches the floor on three sides of the bed.  It is very warm.  

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Small projects again

  These are some more Patch Abilities monthly projects that I have completed. You get all the fabric and the topper for the stand every month.   Last year  I was doing a BOM from It's a Stitch  in the Houston, TX area.  I finished it up in February whit this one.

Then I started a BOM from Alford Inn Quilt Shop and Retreat in Van Alstyne, TX.  This year they are using Cedar Canyon - Shive Artist's Paintstik.   I have never used these and I am having fun learning about them.  A set of stencils were included for the whole year with the first kit.  I have received a white and a green paintstik so far!

This is the January kit.  The small snowflakes are stenciled on with the paint. 


This is February and the words are painted. 

 I just finished March, several days late!  The stems and two small shamrocks are paint. 

I will try to get Cat Academy and the very large flannel posted on Saturday!