Thursday, February 5, 2009

A gift bag, a card, and a quilt block

My friend April's birthday was this week, so i made her this card. I used one of the texture plates in my SureShot on a piece of double sided the results! (Stampin' Up! has its own texture plates in the new Spring/Summer 2009 catalogue...i suppose i'll end up getting them!) The white is one side and the red is the other. I also made a gift bag to hold her present. The pattern was in one of Stampin' Up!s magazines, but the instructions were minimal and incomplete...the bag came out looking o.k. but it was a bit of a puzzle figuring out what to do with various flaps on the bottom.

This is the February exchange block. A sort of basket of flowers block, probably best seen set on point.

And guess who won the February blocks?! I laid them out on the bed tonight to photograph them, so of course Fuzzy immediately had to hop up right into the exact middle!

I don't have a design wall so i lay quilts out on my can see there are certain drawbacks to that!


  1. Dennis doesn't see the drawback.

  2. Your human seems not to understand the important help you're giving. Humans...

  3. Hi Tom, Tama-Chan, Dennis, Cliff and Olivia. We think you're onto something! Also, what you might not realize is that Fuzzy is laying right in the very middle of the quilt blocks, which he figured out all by himself, and is helping to balance the design, 'cause his tummy floofs are hiding the one block that doesn't quite fit (it's got a lot of pink in it).
    your friend,

  4. The card and bag turned out beautifully.

    Please do send over Louie to play with me. The woman is always going on about how I have so much energy I don't know what to do with myself.

    Cinza (a princes who likes to have fun)

  5. Hi, just catching up. You asked if I use film or digital. These days I only use digital. It's great because I can experiment all I want and not feel so bad if experiments don't work out.

  6. Love those ... Nicely done! And WHO is that beautiful furry? Gorgeous pic.

    The Tart
    ; *

  7. Hi quiltcat,
    What a beautiful card and bag!
    That's a terrific photo of your design helper, Fuzzy on the beautiful quilt blocks. Aren't you lucky to have such a great helper on a moment's notice!

  8. Testing quilts is an important part of the artistic process and we think Fuzzy does it extremely well!

  9. i am also a fabric tester. important job.

  10. We love quilts for snuggly times!!!!!



  11. Fuzzie, you are such a good helper! Humans are strange, sometimes they just don't appreciate our work. We had to help a lot these days too. Glad to be back, we missed reading about your adventures!
    Purrs, Siena & Chilli

  12. Hello new visitors The Tart and Whippy Curly Tails! (what great names!) (That's Fuzzy on the quilt blocks, Ms Tart)
    Cinza, Louie's on his way to play!
    Nan, Milo and Alfie, Edward, Siena and Chilli, thanks for stopping by. Yes, fabric tester and design assistant are very important jobs! Funny how hoomans sometimes can be so unappreciative of help from their loving companions!
    your friends,
    Louie, Fuzzy, Sylvie, and Gingy

  13. What a pretty and thoughtful card and, wow, you made the bag too! That's neat. I really like your quilt blocks, especially as they are in the last photo. I used to make stained glass panels and garden stones from quilt designs.

  14. Love your card, bag and quilt block!!! And don't our kitties love to sit on everything we make? Beautiful cat!

  15. There's an award over at our place for you!

  16. Lovely squares, and quilts can always benefit from feline input! -KarenLR (at sew and sow life)

  17. Hi Cliff and Olivia, and Milo and Alfie. Thank you so much for the awards! Now i just have to figure out how to get the cute little graphic thingy to load...

    Katie Jane, i used to make cross stitch and needlepoint in quilt designs before i started quilting...pretty interesting, the appeal of the designs! I bet your garden stones were gorgeous...have admired the stained glass on your web site.

    Hi Judy and Karen. Thanks for the compliments and for stopping by!

  18. Hey, we miss you! Don't take too long with figuring out how to include award icons, ok? And concats!