After weeks of starts and stops I finally fished off this past week with three completed projects. My quilter finished the quilting on two of them and I finished up the last one myself.
Pumpkin Cat is finished and picked up by my daughter to submit for a future fundraiser. I had such a great time doing this one I ran out to the quilt stop and bought three more patterns in this line, their Black Friday sale at 50% off help.
The baby/child quilt is finished. I decided to stitch the binding down by machine rather than by hand. I have mastered a really good technique for doing this and for quilts that get washed and dried lots it seems a sturdier way of handling that job.
I really liked the quilting Hollie my quilter did on it. She does a wonderful job. I never choose thread or patterns with her. I just let her go at it and she never fails to do a great job of it.
And the basket quilt is finished as well. I matched the binding with the basket handles.
My daughter's chicken Snowball is in sickbay. Poor little thing was out free roaming on their property and was snatched up by a coyote. My daughter heard her peacocks making a terrible commotion so she ran out and after the coyote and it dropped her and took off. She did get a few good punctures. My daughter works in the medical field so she cleaned up the wounds, disinfected them and treated them with some antibiotic paste they use at the hospital. Hopefully she will recover from the ordeal and possible infection. No more free roaming on the property for the chickens. I guess the coyotes have decided chicken tastes better than ground squirrel.
LOVE the quilting your quilter did!!! Adorable pumpkin kitty. Oh poor Snowball.ReplyDelete
oh my, I love your finishes!!!ReplyDelete
they are awesome!
sorry about the chicken...not good, not good...
Hi Donnalee! That Pumpkin Cat really has an attitude, huh?! Or cattitude at least. LOOK at those polka dots and the measuring tape piano key border. I'm swooning here! LOVE. The quilting looks great, too - I'm afraid to try those little circles like that. Mine would definitely be ovals and they would not be in a nice neat row like that! Baskets turned out great, too! Nice job, my friend. Aww, poor chicken. That must have given your daughter a scare too - I can imagine the racket. I hope the chickie is doing much better soon! Thanks for linking up today. I appreciate it very much. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
Aw poor chicken! This was during the day?? I let mine out only in early eves for just a couple hours (due to hawks) but I still have to worry about the occasional stray dog (I came home once to find a huge dog munching on one of my chickens in our front yard--Hubs still says that's the maddest he's ever seen me!). We only hear the coyotes come around at night tho. Hope she makes it through okay. They're such fragile animals!ReplyDelete
All three are such cute finishes but I especially love the tape measure fabric. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
That pumpkin cart quilt is adorable, especially good for someone with an orange cat. I hope the poor chicken recovers.ReplyDelete
Gosh - look at you go with all your awesome finishes!! I love Pumpkin cat!! and the baskets!! So pretty!ReplyDelete
THREE finishes? Congratulations! That basket quilt is SEW lovely, Donna!ReplyDelete
Your quilt finishes are great. Pumpkin Cat is fabulous - he looks so full of himself, a VERY satisfied cat! Hope the chicken is doing well. Here in the UK it’s foxes that are chicken owners’s worry.ReplyDelete
All your quilts are beautiful. I really like the basket quilt. I'm planning on making one next year. Hope the chicken is better soon. Have a great day!
Such beautiful finishes, congratulations. Such a shame to read about the chicken getting attacked, do hope it is not too stressed after that ordeal.ReplyDelete
Oh that poor little thing! I hope she gets better soon. In the meantime, I've so enjoyed each of your quilts. Wow, you have gotten so much done this month! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Whew! That was a close call for Snowball! Hope she's on the road to recovery by now. Love the Pumpkin Cat & child quilts but I really, really, really LOVE the basket quilt. Was that a pattern? Love your colors and binding it with the handles fabric was PERFECT!!!ReplyDelete
Three wonderful finishes, Donnalee! I adore Pumpkin Cat. So cute! I hope your daughter’s chicken recovers. Poor little thing. Good that the peacocks sounded the alarm.ReplyDelete