So...you might be wondering why the journey of the "Ugly Quilt" begins with a photo of Autumn? Well she was *helping* me work on the quilt.
As you can plainly see this poor quilt simply did NOT have enough cat hair on it nor were the strips quite random enough to suit her highness. Hence the "cat mixing". Thank you Miss Autumn!
Well, fatty, I mean Aiden, needed to see what had caught her sister's attention and she decided it needed even more cat hair. So she positioned herself to help me out with that. lord help *anyone* that receives a quilt from me that is allergic!
So now that you know all about the furry helpers (Jack and Mosen visited also, sorry no pictures) I will talk a little about this quilt. for Christmas my friend, Ellen, gave me a tin of FQ's. Not my colors(except for the aqua dots which is fabric I had to add to make the numbers of strips work) but I decided since they were upstairs they had to be in the que for finishing (anything that is "upstairs" has to be finished first). Now I really do NOT like the colors but I decided to make something with them anyway. I found a pattern that I thought lent itself to this and didn't look like it would be too difficult to do and that I wanted to try making anyway. I had to cut the fabric into strips and make strip sets. Well, the pattern called for 42" which meant I had to sew my strips together to get the length, which I did. Making the strip sets took longer than I thought but they are all finished now. I need to cut them into squares and cut the squares diagonally into 4 triangles, rearrange and re-sew. Presto change-o, we'll see how that goes. So I was just curious what any of you think about these colors and fabrics?
Here is the actual pattern.
I'm thinking this will be my contribution to the U of M raffle, which is good as it will be done early and cost little as all but the back will be from fabric I already have (and was actually given to me). I will, of course, go through the stash and see if I can find a back too.
An interesting thing occurred while I was cutting this quilt out. I noticed a HUGE rabbit in the snow in the front yard. It was so beautiful! She just sat there are stared at me and finally dashed away. Well, I wondered why, in the middle of the day, a bunny would be in the front yard? I usually see them at dawn and dusk, mostly. So I opened the front door only to see the neighbor's cat, Sony poking his head in the hole in the bushes where, I am assuming, said bunny had just come out of. So I chased him away and hope he leaves the bunnies alone. My cats do not chase the bunnies, they are afraid of them. But...mice and voles BEWARE!