Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Do you think "double, double" means four?  Because that's the number that's causing me toil and trouble.

Remember I said I had a Halloween project in mind?  At the time, I was thinking about the Twister Jack pattern by Need'l Love.  But when I went looking for it in my patterns, I found three more Halloween patterns I had sort of forgotten about, but they're among my favorites.  (Admittedly, I'm sure I have a couple more "favorite" Halloween patterns that I just didn't come across before I stopped looking--yes, I'm hopeless.)  So now I have four possible projects and I can't decide which I want to work on.  Or I should say, "which I want to work on first."  Because of course I want to make them all, but who knows if I'll even find time this year to get to making a second project.  So I have to pick carefully.  And I'm kind of leaning toward the Buttermilk Basin pattern.  Do you want to know why?


Last year I made this other Buttermilk Basin pattern, and I just LOVE it!  So the owl would go pretty well with the black cat, and really, the cat was fairly quick to make.


I was kind of surprised I still had the pattern for the cat.  What do you think?  Do you like it?  Do YOU want to make it?  Because you know me--I usually give away my patterns when I'm done.  So, if you'd like a chance to win this vintage-looking black cat pattern (PATTERN only--the framed wool piece is staying right here!), please leave me a comment asking to be entered in the drawing.  I'll pick a winner Thursday night and announce the winner on Friday's blog post.

So maybe I'll make the Buttermilk Basin owl.  But darn it!  I really love the All Through the Night pattern--wouldn't "Boo Kitty" look cute with the Buttermilk Basin black cat?  After all, I am kind of partial to black cats.  Then again, maybe I need to see the wool tablerunner by Nutmeg Hare on my autumn table.  How cute is that?  And it's not just Halloween either so I'd be able to leave it out until it's time to decorate for Christmas!  Yeah, but the Twister Jack . . . that's what really started all this in the first place.  How will I feel if I don't make that one?  See what I mean?  Double, double, toil and trouble!

40 comments:

Donna said...

Love, love, love your black cat! Cats are always welcome at my house so please add me to the drawing.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck with picking just one pattern, lol!
I would love to win your black cat pattern.
Helen
helenbruce45@hotmail.com

Fiesta said...

Kim I would love to make that pattern. Like you I always find other patterns that I had good intentions for.

Anonymous said...

Would love the chance to win the black cat pattern. Cats are one of my favoriate animals. Had 5 one time. They kept showing up at my door.

Shelia

krislovesfabric said...

That cat is wonderful, would love a chance at making him :) and I agree those patterns all look like they need to be made...good luck with your choice as any of them look like the right choice to me!

Judy in Michigan said...

Twister Jack is fast! You could do it in just 1 or 2 sessions. Make it while you're deciding which of the other two!!

Nancy said...

What a decision! How will you choose? Eeny, Meeny or flip a coin(s)?

I love your black cat and would love to have the pattern; I don't have any Halloween projects to choose from here.

Cindy T said...

My sister Pam loves Halloween and I would love to make this for her.Look forward to reading your blog each morning.

Kigwit said...

Kim I think I have that same owl pattern! I'm currently making the Buttermilk Basin patter with the owl and the moon (I think it's from the Wool and Needle collection). I would love to make that cat and match the owl.

Linda said...

It's all your fault I ordered Twister Jack! He's completed now and I absolutely love him. I'm adding an angled striped border of all the leftover 1" strips and another glittery black on the outside. He's a very sophisticated pumpkin. Yes, I think you should do him next--and send me the pattern so I can do another Hallowe'en pattern--my newest favourite thing to do! That is, if the draw is open to Canadians!

Ginny Worden said...

Please enter my name. that is an adorable and doable pattern.

Miss Jean said...

I'd love to win the pattern! He's adorable!

Anonymous said...

Oh MY, you do have a problem don't you....Since you started with the Twister Jack, I say stick with that on first, the owl second but then again......oh my...
If you are finished with the Black Cat pattern and want to give it away, please pick me. I would love, love, love, to have him

Darla Allgood

Anonymous said...

Love the cat - he is so cute and no fur allergies! I did think the twister jack was sensational when I saw it, like lots of the twister patterns. Bought a twister template but haven't gotten past the sewing and then cutting up what I sewed to get going on a twister pattern.Yet!! Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

Jan said...

Since I am owned by two black kitties, I would love to make this black kitty.

Frankie said...

I'd love a chance to win that darling Halloween kitty! Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday and I love making things for it. Your post inspired me to find that owl pattern as well and I'm definitely making it so thanks!

tpott said...

My favorite time of year is finally here, YAY! You have a very hard decision to make, I wish I could help they're all great patterns. I made a smallish pumpkin wall quilt last year, I loved the way it came out and was quilted, guess what? I'd like to hang it for the fall but, I can't find it. It's lost in my somewhat organized sewing room. Good luck making your choice. Thanks for the chance to win. ;->

Linda K said...

Halloween is my favorite for decorating. I've got a drawer full of orange, black, and gold wool pieces to make that adorable cat pattern. Thanks for the chance. Oh, and I vote for the owl pattern! Hootie needs to be framed right next to Wilma!

Anonymous said...

I like them all! I just did the twister jack but I used 5 inch squares. I would love to win the Cat Pattern. Thanks for the draw.
debbiequilter

Frances Campbell said...

Halloweer is such a spooky night I would love the Black Cat pattern to add to my decor. Thanks for the chance . Hard to choose between Buttermilk Basin Owl or Twister Jack for your next project. Maybe both ??

sue said...

I love everything Halloween... and Christmas. Would love a chance to win the black cat pattern. thanks

MJF said...

Make the owl to go along with the kitty! What a great pair!

Bonnie said...

Love your version of the cat pattern. I think I'd do it in wool if you happen to pick me. Great give away idea.

Marilyn said...

You're so generous with your patterns. I would love the chance to make my own black cat.

Anonymous said...

Love the pattern and also Buttermilk basin

Robin said...

I agree that the owl would compliment the black cat wonderfully. What a fun choice you have to make.

kcenya1950 said...

i have to say i have the same problem -- too many halloween patterns and not enough time. but i would love to have one more favourite -- the cat. and i vote for you making the other cat next -- double cats please enter me in the drawing and let's get started on halloween

Brenda said...

Love your black cat. I have several Halloween quilts and patterns for more. I am getting into wool and would love the kitty pattern.

Edi said...

Love that black cat. Very cute. The owl is what's popular now and doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween. You could just fashion it to be "autumn".

Would love to add that cat to my Vintage patterns. Please enter me.

Joyful Quilter said...

Oh my, I'm glad it's you and not me who has to decide...I'd probably procrastinate until Christmas. The cat is very cute, please enter me in your giveaway.

KMSC said...

I love cats, Halloween and wool stitcheries. Please add me to your giveaway and thanks! I vote for the owl stitchery!

Bridget B said...

Would love the cat pattern. Need to make some deco for Halloween.

Josie McRazie said...

8 would love to try the Kitty cat! (I cant wait to see the Nutmeg Hare one! CUTE CUTE CUTE!

Brad maddox said...

Trading is the Best Business Ever in the World.. All News updates about Forex Business, Latest Currency news updates, latest forex trading business updates, trading updates, forex trading latest news, forex brokers directory, forex brokers list, Dollars news affairs, Stock Markets, stock market news, stock market analysis, technology news, international forex markets, international forex business news and all updates about Forex Trading
ForexAffairs.Com

Brad maddox said...

Genuines Works of Data Entry, Copy Pasting, Add Posting, Clicking, Web Surfing, Website Visiting, Article Sharing, Data Sharing, Google Business Plan and Much More Business Plans
www.jobzcorner.com

Brad maddox said...

Genuines Works of Data Entry, Copy Pasting, Add Posting, Clicking, Web Surfing, Website Visiting, Article Sharing, Data Sharing, Google Business Plan and Much More Business Plans
www.jobzcorner.com

hamad uzair said...

Forex Latest News, Forex Trading Tips, latest forex trading business updates, trading updates, forex trading latest news, forex brokers directory, forex brokers list, Dollars news affairs, Stock Markets, stock market news, stock market analysis, technology news, international forex markets, international forex business news and all updates about Forex Trading
ForexAffairs.Com

sameer waseem said...

Top Ten Classified Website List, Pakistani Classified Sites, USA Classifieds, Indian Classifieds, Entertainment Articles, Entertainment News, Entertainment Pictures, Bollywood, Hollywood and Lollywood Pictures and Videos, Entertainment Latest updates, Hot Entertainment News and Pictures Funny Entertainment Pictures, lol Pictures, Funny Pictures and every thing you want...
www.hotcurrentaffairs.com

rashid omer said...

All Latest and Current Affairs, News updates about Forex Business. Latest Currency news updates, latest forex trading business updates, trading updates, forex trading latest news, forex brokers directory, forex brokers list, Dollars news affairs, Stock Markets, stock market news, stock market analysis, technology news, international forex markets, international forex business news and all updates about Forex Trading
ForexAffairs.Com

Brad maddox said...

The Best Lol n Troll Network with the Name of Lols Gag... Troll Images, Prank Peoples, Funny Peoples, funny planet, funny facts, funny cartoons, funny movies pics, iphone funny, funny jokes, Prank Images, Fail Pictures, Epic Pictures, Lols and Gags, Lol Pictures, Funny Pictures, Lol is the Laugh out of Laugh where you can Fun Unlimited and Laughing Unlimited.
LolsGag.Com