Kats are Set

I knew I was keeping a piece of bright ombre fabric for something (actually until I recently moved the stash I had forgotten about it because when it is folded in the stack it just looked solid.  But it was perfect for the kats which would look great in the center of a table. 

 The center and the triangles in the edges all came from one piece of fabric although the corners look a bit more dark in the photo (at least on my computer) than they are.  They start out dark red and then go to dark purple.  I must to be into non-square corners since these are angled too but they’d look better in the center of a table that way. 

Hmmm…. the sewing room is now a bit of a mess but think I’ll call it quits for tonight and straighten it up tomorrow night.    There’s a show I want to watch, a little laundry to fold, and I can get back to sewing bindings or knitting for the rest of the night.


More Kats

 I went digging in the UFO boxes again and found some blocks left over from a swap that I had already made one project out of (not the ones shown here).    I didn’t want just plain old sashed blocks so added corner triangles of different sizes depending on the  center block design – thinking they would look sort of like skewed shoofly blocks when I added sashing and cornerstones in between.  The results – one terrifically ugly little wallhanging which is now in the trash!!  I’m defnintely not wasting any more time on it. 

So back in the swap box, and found these – yes one more baggie of Kats — I think this was the “bright” Kats swap.    So now to decide how I want to set these together so I don’t come up with another ugly project. 🙂  These I think will be a table topper short of thing  – kats set around a single fabric piece in the center – depending on what I find in the stash.


Stashbusting Sunday

First and most importantly,

 Happy Mother’s day to my Mom!

The sun is shining here and the birds are singing so it’s a very nice day here in the mid 60’s – especially nice to see the sun since rain is predicted for most of the rest of the week.  In Arizona – Mom is probably having a very hot day and wishing for some of our rain.

As for the stashbusting report — not much added to it this week.  3/4 yards used for binding and framing strips.   But nothing purchased either.  Hopefully I’ll be adding some backings on to next week’s progress and get another top or two layered.

However, I did manage to get three baggies of leftover blocks busted out of the UFO boxes and combined into a top so that was good–just didn’t require much other fabric added to it other than a couple framing strips. 

Here’s the combination of the batik Kats, the framed bricks and the framed triangles.  I think 4 years or so sitting in the stash was long enough for them.  So all the Kats were used, all except about 5 or 6 bricks and 7  triangles were left over.    I just need to attach the triangle borders to the sides of the quilt and then I think I’ll call that one done – leaving the angled corners.   I did keep 6 of the triangles and made this little piece..

  Don’t know what I’ll do with it – potholder, candle mat or table center piece, or maybe just a little wallhanging that will go on my office cubicle wall.  Who knows – but the rest of the left over blocks have hit the waste basket.


And check these out – I’m waiting for them to cool to see if I’ve perfected my chocolate chip/orange scone recipe.  I used mini chips this time instead of chocolate chunks — much easier to quickly fold them in tho I may have got a bit carried away with how many I added — but they’re little chips right??

Time to get to some sewing — get those borders attached and then maybe dig through the UFO baggies again to see what I can come up with next — oh yes, and refill my coffee cup and taste test those scones! 🙂