Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Quilting by Committee

Thanks, everyone, for voting on how I should carry on with my third little mini. I really was having a hard time deciding what to do, so I appreciate the input. The vote ended up being 12 to 8 in favor of continuing on with the sashing and cornerstones, so that's what I did. Not without difficulty, though!





I know these are bad photos--much too dark to see very much--but this is my pain-in-the-you-know-what younger cat, Spike, who would simply NOT leave me alone and persisted in getting right on top of my quilting, sometimes laying on my arm while I was trying to feed these tiny pieces through the machine. I think one of the reasons the photos didn't turn out was that she was just too darn close for the flash to light her up. But I couldn't resist showing you what I had to deal with!

Once I finished the center of the mini, I auditioned different fabrics for the border. I really, really wanted a blue, but nothing seemed to look right, so I went with a brown. This has been a weird little project to work on since it didn't seem to turn out as I expected all along the way. As you can see--since this one is much better lit--I had help with the borders too!



Ta-da! Here's the finished quilt top.



This is a two-month Jo's Little Women's Club project of a series of three quilts. Tonight I have my Jo's meeting, so I'll bring these three for show and tell. Hopefully, I'll have them quilted by the following meeting in November. Thanks for stopping by to visit!

11 comments:

Carol said...

Kim I really like the way it turned out. You sure have great help!

Kairle said...

I'm familiar with that type of help. Mia usually wants to help cut. I don't know how many times I've narrowly missed cutting her little paw. Tell my little friend "hi".

Kairle said...

BTW, all three of your quilts turned out nicely!

Tamara said...

Kim, you have lots of patience to do little quilts. I have 5 of them little helpers and it never fails when I'm trying to cut something I have tails in the road.

Darlene said...

Love it,love it! It turned out perfect and all the little quilts will be loved at your meeting.

Oh wait, it's ugly - you don't like it all - it's very, very ugly - just send it to me! ROFLOL

Yvonne said...

Nice try Darlene....LOL

Your little cutes are wonderful Kim....I don't know if I would have the patience with all those tiny pieces. Your helper is very cute....I have two of those too. :)

Eileen said...

That is so cute of Spike with the border fabric as a blanket. One way to get him out of the way.

Carole said...

I couldn't figure out what does pictures were. I thought it was an ultrasound! lol What an ugly quilt! Allow me as a friend to take it off your hands! Nope, no need to thank me, what are friends for?!? ROFL I love it it, I mean naw I don't like it! Thanks for sharing!

Nan said...

Love that you have help! I know it's a pain to have a helper, but how cute. That quilt is so very pretty - I'm glad you kept going with the sashing and cornerstones.

NanaK said...

Nice helper, your quilting cat! Your quilts are really nice.

atet said...

Oooh, I really like the finished product here -- I wasn't sure before but those cornerstones really work!