Friday, 28 February 2014

small square cloth, daffodils, Alfie and Sophie,

I have now quilted and bound the small patchwork I did last week.   I am calling it a small square table cloth, it sits quite well in the centre of the kitchen table,  will just have to watch it does not disappear when Helen calls as she seems to think Alfie would like it to sleep on,    will see when he comes to stay if he is attracted to it!    I machine quilted this with diagonal lines through the centre of the blocks,  I drew lines with a washable pen so they kept reasonably straight and even did some in the ditch on the long rectangle pieces.  Think my choice of green for the quilting  was not the right choice but I live and learn,  maybe a lighter colour would have been better.  This is the most machine quilting I have done,  not bad really.  I backed it with some grey cotton,   to hard to resist £1 a yard and extra wide so I think I will be used as backing again.   I rather like the red I used to bind it,   maybe I could have used red for the quilting too.


back of work


spring is on the way!   here are the first daffodils that have appeared in my garden  taken on 26 feb.


They are the mini ones, very pretty,  this morning when I got up at 5.30 there was a thick frost and all the cars were iced up,  I think this is the first heavy frost of the winter and spring starts tomorrow,   we have been very lucky this year.

Now for photo of Alfie   the poser who does he think he is!


Have you ever seen anything as adorable as this? no adorable is not the right word but cannot come up with one that suits him.  

This is a photo of Sophie, Alfie`s Mum who belongs to Catherine my elder daughter.


She is quite an old lady now, about 13  so we have two beauties just wish I had one too but circumstances do not allow.

34 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

Your mini quilt looks great! And I'm so jealous of your daffoldils!

Anneliese said...

Really Margaret, he, Alfie, thinks he is the king! How would it be that you make him a special little soft quilt in his colours? I think he worth it. And save the very beautiful kitchentable center quilt for you and your cup.

Susan Hook said...

Congratulations on finishing your quilt, it is lovely all the colours go so well together. I agree with Annelise you should make Alfie a quilt of his own, why not try an aplique cat quilt he may think he has a friend!

Boud said...

Very glad you explained about Alfie and Sophie! he seems to think he's the centerfold in Playcat! the quilt is beautiful, and yes, make sure it stays on your table and doesn't migrate to his bed.

Jules Woolford said...

Ha ha, Alfie is my kind of cat! They're both beautiful. I really like the little quilt - very vibrant and colourful!x.

Nana said...

Hihihi, when our cat looks like this and behaves like he does, I call him poser too and then I attach "doer" to it, the maker who simply knows how the world turns... around him.

Nana

Queeniepatch said...

Your square quilt is stunning, the red binding holds all the other colours together. Simple but effective quilting.
Alfie is obviously the King of the Household! I agree, he needs a quilt of his own, so don't let him spoil yours!

Starr White said...

LOL! Alfie is shameless isn't he? Such personality! And your red mini quilt is terrific!! I think red is my favorite color at the moment, and this is just gorgeous! You're going to turn me into a quilter yet ;)

Cattinka said...

Your table cloth looks nice, and the quilting on it, too.
KATRIN W.

The Inside Stori said...

Yes, yes....the quilting motif you selected is just perfect for this little gem!!

Janet said...

I love your little square quilt and the red binding is fantastic!

Mosaic Magpie said...

The red binding looks great!

Marianne Jeffrey said...

Alfie really is a poser LOL! Love the patchwork for the table, the red binding really makes it pop!

Pippas quilts said...

The red really compliments the green, well done with the quilting the lines are nice and straight. If you make one for Alfie you will have to make one for Sophie we do not want any upsets. !!!!!!!!!!

Gaia said...

The quilt looks lovely, with lots of summer colours. Are you planning on adding any other embellishments? Both Alfie and Sophie are adorable !

Bev said...

I love that! It's so striking and looks very contemporary! Love the kitties too! That pose is hilarious! Take care! XO

Anita said...

Lovely mini quilt ! The red binding lifts the entire piece.The daffodils are so pretty!

Monica said...

Your four square table topper looks excellent, Margaret! I love the colours you used, and the quilting is just right. Great job!

deanna7trees said...

great job on the quilt. aren't kitties wonderful. haven't had one in many years for lots of reasons but i do so love them.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a cute mini, but you know the kitties are stealing the show....giggle....too cute.

Purrfect Lady said...

I like your table topper, nice and bright, well done on the machine quilting, nice and straight :) Lovely pictures of the pussycats, Alfie could give our John a run for his money in the poseur stakes :)

shirley said...

The red binding on your lovely quilt is just right. I like the design with the different size squares and rectangles.

Yes Alfie is a poser, but isnt that what cats are all about being the centre of attraction

Jane Galley said...

I love seeing the quilting from the back, it's turned out really well

Mary Ellen said...

Alfie is a bit cheeky. I have three cats myself so am familiar with the look. All your projects are looking very good. No daffodils here yet. Snow expected tonight.

Vicki Miller said...

Love your table topper and your quilting lines are excellent. better than I can do, anyway. Pussy is very fetching in his cute pose. You know they think that we are their people, they are not our pets. They are the bosses. Tammy says she agrees

Jillian said...

I think your quilting is fantastic, Margaret and the colours work well.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Lol overy little quilt there, and adorable kitties! :) x

Margreet said...

Your cats are very well-behaved.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Margaret, You are so very lucky if you only had one hard frost. We have 4 foot of snow in our front yard. LOL Your daffodils are so bright and cheery. Loved seeing them. Hugs Judy

Patricia said...

The quilting is just great and I love the way the red binding sets it off! I can't have cats because my DIL is allergic to them.

Createology said...

I adore kitty cats. Alfie appears very confident in his fur. Your table quilt is beautiful. Such lovely stitching and all the colors work very well together. Spring will be here very soon. Daffodils blooming and rain drizzling down here...

Celtic Thistle said...

Great quilting! I definitely agree that you should keep the quilt for yourself, it's lovely.

Isabelle said...

your patchwork is wonderful, ful of spring colors.

Séverine said...

Your square quilt is beautiful , I like the vibrant colors.