Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cat Treat, pocket tissue case and cards

Here's my latest square for a WOCS quilt.  This one has a cat theme and I picked out "Cat Treat" from The Trilogy since it looked so cute.  Kind of boring to stitch with large one-color blocks, but not so large over-all.  

Bonnie, one of the main quilters for WOCS recently completed her 100'th quilt for the organization!  Can you believe it?  I was very proud to have one of my squares used on that quilt, the ladybug I stitched a while ago.   Here's a photo of the quilt with my square on the left in the middle row.  Bonnie wanted to do something special for quilt 100 and I think she came up with a great idea.

In addition to quilts, WOCS members make all kinds of little accessories to give out to seniors and children in need.  Most are decorated with x-stitch designs, but  not all.  I was searching around for instructions for pocket pack tissue cases, mostly to see the finished dimensions, when I came across a super-cute version that looked easy to make.  I couldn't resist giving it a try to see if I could really make one that looked like the model.  Sure enough, this was really easy, looks like it actually has a quilt type binding even though it doesn't, fits the tissue pack and is a great way to use up fabric scraps.

Click here for the tute.

Labor Day weekend is my cousin's wedding and I made a little card to go with the wedding gift.  I had a bit of déjà vue while stitching it.  I think I stitched this design once before, but I have no photo of it and can't really remember the occasion.  Anyway, it was cute enough to stitch twice.  It didn't have suggested colors so even if this is my second stitch, it probably has a different color palette from the first.  The design is  "Basket of Flowers" from Appleseed Prim.  You can get the freebie here

Knocked out a quick birthday card to use a little later in the year.  I was searching for something else and discovered this little piece of stitching, so I thought I'd put it to good use.  This is a section of "de Tout Coeur" from Les Chalets de Perelles.  You can get the freebie here.  Hearts and champagne should go together well for a birthday celebration.


Zeb said...

While it might have been boring to stitch large blocks of colours, the cats turned out to be adorable. AND OMG! I can see why you'd stitch Basket of Flowers again, it's adorable. Thanks for the links to them!

Mary Ann said...

Your Cat Treat square is so cute! And, I love the cards!!

Jane Galley said...

I love the cat square, and how lovely to see your block in such a wonderful quilt.

Brigitte said...

Wow, so many great things to see in this post. Your cards are so beautiful, lucky recipients. And your stitched cat piece looks great. Yes, it's always boring to stitch larger blocks in one colour but the effect on the cat piece is really great. I'm stitching houses at the moment, and they are large and always one colour, besides the windows of course. I'll be glad when they are done, lol.
A wonderful ladybird quilt. Great that you could make a contribution to it.
And a nice tissue pack pocket that you made here. Thanks for the tutorial.

♥ Nia said...

You always pick such fun designs to stitch :)
Congrats for your contribution on the quilt! Amazing work :)

Margaret said...

I love all your new stitches! That quilt that Bonnie made with your square in it is wonderful!

Mii Stitch said...

Love the little cat stitching, a really fun design!

Melanie said...

Wow! You have been really busy with things!!

Congrats on having your square used in that beautiful quilt. I love ladybugs - it's such a cute theme.

The cats and cards are darling. You could personalize the cat colors a zillion different ways too so I bet that pattern comes in handy again down the road. Do it up with pointed coloring and I might show up on your door to steal it. Heh. ;)

Karen said...

I like anything with cats and these are lovely! You made some really beautiful cards, I know the people who get them will love them! Thanks for the freebie links!

Annette said...

You have been busy!!
I love the quilt she made of teh ladybug.. really great!!
Our ats and dogs picee is wonderfull

Pumpkin said...

So cute! What a very special quilt and I would be proud to have my piece on there as well :) Congrats Annie.

As always, I love seeing your recent creativity :)

Carol said...

You have been one busy stitcher! I love the kitty square you made and that 100th quilt that Bonnie put together is fabulous. I'm continually amazed at how creative some people are! It must be a nice, fulfilling feeling to see your finished blocks on a completed quilt!

The cards are so cute--hope the wedding was fun?

Thanks for the tutorial on the tissue holders--always meant to try my hand at making them :)

Meari said...

Very cute quilt. I love how there's a big ladybug with several little ones.