February may be a short month but it has been a very long month for me. Getting my Garden Party Down Under second month instructions complete of a 12 month project has been a challenge. A minor error with my interpretation of mirror image threw me off a bit, but my quilt guild obligations as both treasurer and second in command membership co-chair has me running about like crazy. February ends the guild's fiscal year and as we are a 501(c)7 we have mountains of federal and state tax forms. Plus getting everyone on board for a budget meeting. I am also involved with helping plan our guild's quilt show in April. My home is were all the meetings take place as I can easily sit 15 or 20 people, and my husband makes the best cookies.The above picture is how the vines should have been finished on my GPDU. But because my error had the vines ending as opposite angles I could not complete them in the correct manner.
Thus I ended them as you see here. I am very happy with how I managed to save the day.
Only the very last dog ear border on the bottom to go. I should be able to get that on by Monday and be ready to start March instructions on Tuesday. Do I need another project, NO! But this guy might just be too cute to pass up. Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom offers monthly free patterns for very fun appliqué projects. I have a daughter that volunteers with a feral cat rescue team feeding and trapping feral cats and getting them neutered and returned to their colonies. They have a couple fund raisers each year to help pay for the vet services. I took advantage of this particular February free pattern and hope to slip it in-between some of my more challenging scheduled obligations.
I love how you managed to finish your vines, it's a better version than the original! Cute appliquéd cat, and I'm so pleased to see your daughter's peacocks, I missed them!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your work in progress, and linking up today ;)
Lovely birds, almost in the sky.ReplyDelete
Lovely finish on the vines. I think they look very stylish. That is a very cute mischievious kitty quilt.ReplyDelete
It's always nice to see the peacocks. Has the one and only female ever laid eggs? Love that cat block it should do very well at the fund raiser.ReplyDelete
You sound very busy... and your husband makes the best cookies huh? I'm thinking I should take a road trip haha!! LOVE your February block = and the kittie pattern - TOO cute!!!ReplyDelete
Cute free pattern. No one will ever know you made a design decision on the vines if you don't tell.ReplyDelete
You would never know that wasn't how the vines were supposed to end a different way. Good luck with all your guild activities, hopefully there is some time for stitching in there.ReplyDelete
Wow you are busy! Make sure to take time for yourself! My sister seems to be doing her own feral cat rescue. She lives in the country and of course there are always animals dropped that gravitate to the lone house nearby . She has a "colony " of 8 cats. So far she has trapped and had neutered all 6 females, tamed and found homes for the last set of kittens, and is working on trapping the two males. The cats get transported to a vet school and are neutered for 20$ each! Good work there. Thank you for being a guild volunteer. You are so appreciated. Stay safe and sew on !ReplyDelete
You not only rescued your Garden Party you improved it in my humble opinion. Love what you did! This is going to be such a gorgeous quilt. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
If you hadn't of highlighted the change you made with the applique, I don't know that I would have even registered there was a difference! Your change fits in so seamlessly - great job and it's a beautiful quilt.ReplyDelete