Friday, September 10, 2010

A Finished Project and another Ornament Test

The kitten did not allow me to finish sewing the binding on my wonky court house steps the other night. However, I was able to finish yesterday morning during her nap.

I'm pretty please with how it turned out. I foresee more wonky piecing in my future.

I ordered this years Quilting Arts Gifts magazine. It has several cute projects and I am auditioning one of them for this years ornament. I know I have made several other ornaments already, but none of them really grab me. I think this one will be it though.

The project, as published, is to make 24 houses, each numbered on the back, as an Advent Calendar. There is a small pocket on the back of the house body so you can put a small gift or treat inside. I am planning to put the child's name on the pocket instead of a number and put a gift card or cash in the pocket.

And here is another Goldie picture. Also taken last night. She finally caught that darn tail that torments her by following her everywhere!


Mama Pea said...

Hi Lynn, I love that magazine and their Christmas gift ideas. I will have to look at B and N for it. Where did you order it in case I can't find it? I have been wanting to make an advent calendar like the one we had when we were kids (my mom made it). I have been searching high and low for the pattern and can't find it. Nothing else is grabbing me. But I like this idea very much.

I really like how your quilt turned out. I want that book and really want to try the wonky piecing after seeing what you've done. Thanks for sharing your process.

Again, adorable cat.

Sandy H said...

I have to say, I've really been appreciating your pics of Goldie. My cat of 13 years, Pogo, passed away in July and I've been putting off getting a new kitty--at first because I wasn't ready, then because I was on the road too much. Since I've now started to have images of kittens popping into my head at random moments I'm thinking I may have a new little furry something in my life soon. Meanwhile, your pics are getting me through!