Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cat Houses



I'm working on getting Cat Houses quilted by Christmas. 
The sky above the houses will be quilted on my DSM. 
I'll use glow in the dark thread and quilt loops and stars. 

Right now I'm hand quilting around the little Cat House windows and between all the buildings.  
I want them to kind of poof out a bit plus I don't want much stitching on this part of the quilt because I have some big words on the back that I didn't want to obscure with a lot of quilting. 
(And I'm hand quilting in the ditches because you don't want to see how stitch in the ditch looks when I try it on my sewing machine). 

Before all is said and done I will also add some signs to the Cat Houses that will be hand embroidered in neon embroidery thread. 

My December goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes is to get this lap quilt finished up for gift giving. 


And, since I'll be hand quilting this fine Sunday (and Monday and Tuesday...) I'm linking up to

13 comments:

Sally T said...

I love seeing all those cats boxed in. The last thing anyone needs is a cat that thinks outside the litter box.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Wow! that is a lot of cats! Is there anyone that can do stitching in the ditch by machine? I think not! Have fun stitching today!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fun project to hand quilt! Enjoy every stitch!

Angie said...

I love it - can't wait to see how all your ideas turn out! Enjoy your stitching!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Fun quilt!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I tried stitch in the ditch once and it went everywhere BUT the ditch :)

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Good luck on your goal! Visiting from Slow Sunday Stitching.

Julierose said...

that is the cutest quilt! How long did you collect cat themed fabrics? Have fun stitching...hugs, Julierose

Renee said...

What a cute quilt! I am not a big cat person (severe allergies make me equate them with misery), but this made me grin. Absolutely adorable! I love the idea of quilting with glow-in-the-dark thread. What a fun quilt!

sophie said...

I cannot wait to see this one finished! (Don't forget to share on the Block Lotto, too ... what a great design using those blocks!)

Ellen said...

You are always so productive and have so many wonderful projects to work on!

Ellen said...

You are always so productive and have so many wonderful projects to work on!

Sue G Johnson said...

LOVE all your cat fabrics and the quilt is just lovely!