Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Finish

I now bring you back to quilty content!  

I did manage to get some things finished at the quilt retreat last weekend.  
I showed you the HSTs and the Splendid Sampler block.  Now I will show you my 2 actual finishes.

I wanted to make this cat pin cushion ever since I won one in a swap. 
 I was very nervous about doing it though.  
I don't seem to do a well working in 3D, LOL.
 The person I won the original one from was at the retreat so 
I got brave and brought my stuff to make one.  
It was very time consuming and hurt my hands as the pieces to turn were tiny and small pieces of sewn felt are difficult to turn right side to.  

BUT...it was totally worth the effort!  
Please let me present to you my friend Jack!

I am totally smitten!!!  He will sit next to my other one.  
The pattern was a free one I found on the internet.  If you want to try one here is a link to the pattern.


I am in a swap and we are supposed to make an extra.  
I found this pouch pattern by Lori Holt of Bee in My bonnet and 
decided to add a cat head and make it for my extra.

The orange line near the top is a zipper.
This pouch was super easy to make and I love how it turned out.
You can find the pattern on her blog right here.


 I know you sense a theme here with the orange cats.  

My best friend cat, Jack, was an orange tabby.  

I lost him in 2013 and I still miss him every day.  



A classic, Jack-in-a-box


Autumn is trying her best ti fill his shoes.  She sleeps with me in the exact same spot he used to.


I am linking up my finish with Crazy Mom Quilts.

Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Easter.

~XOP~


5 comments:

Ioleen said...

Love the pin cushion and the pouch. Cats are amazing creatures. Ours gets us up, early, and she goes back to bed lol.

Quilts and Such said...

Oh my goodness! Your cat pin cushion is magnificent and I don't even like cats! Awesome job!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

The pincushion is very cute. The pouch is nice too.

Janet Green said...

Love the pictures but the last caught me by surprise Your new kitty could be my Pebbles short haired twin! I lost her in 2013 to a coyote, but I still have her boys I am very inspired now to make a pincushion to keep me company that is in no danger of putting his tail under my needle!

sophie said...

Your orange kitty pincushion is awesome, but ... the PDF you linked only has the directions for assembling it and not the pattern (I couldn't find it in the author's Etsy shop nor on her website). Don't tease me ... I think I NEED one of these :-)

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