my initial inspiration was Brock Davis, Noah Scalin has made the daily project extremely accessible through his books and websites.
Short story long...I rediscovered this fused owl from 2011.
by Tanya Green through Noah Scalin's project.
And I do have to point out his funny markings. He obviously has the seal point markings of a Siamese with blue and crossed eyes, but then you can see the tabby patch on his right leg. He says that he got that from his tabby sisters biting him on the neck.
She is also working to change Kitten U into a Kitten Resort but apparently I am resistant to new and better ideas.
We're still working on lifts and holds. I can lift her from a standing position from floor to chair. And I can hold her in my arms for a very short while before she needs to wiggle free. But otherwise, she is a lap marshmallow and likes to stay close. (Although it may just be that I need closer management than Buddy.)
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
last gathering of the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge for 2015 and hopefully others are not having as many problems assembling their quilts.
Friday, December 25, 2015
one shown in the original tutorial. This one finished at 6 by 8 inches and is based on a one inch grid instead of a .75 inch grid. This means that the flip triangles and most of the strips are cut 1.5 inches. The four large background squares in each of the corners are cut 2.5 inches square. The central rectangle is cut 2.5 by 6.5 inches.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
In kitten news, Buddy (formerly Typhoon) is now coming up and flicking his tail at me. He is inviting me to take a whiff, but I use the opportunity to stroke his back to the base of his tail. Sometimes he seems to enjoy it, and other times he turns around as if to nip me thinking I am one of his sisters on a sneak attack. Then I get a look of Sniff! Don't Touch!
Monday, December 21, 2015
But let us not forget that above all else, Kitten U is an academic institution that sets high standards for its scholars.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
can visit the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge, if you would like to see how others are choosing to bring together their rainbow quilts.
Today, Cyclone can be the star of the adoption event because that obnoxious kitten Janet was adopted yesterday. Plus, Cyclone has her proper publicity photo on the website. UPDATE! An hour into the adoption event, and Cyclone is adopted.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Unfortunately, bureaucratic snafus do occur and the shelter posted this group shot of Litter Storm as Cyclone's publicity photo. This should serve as a stern warning to all of you who have let people take photos of you during your "camping out with your family in a cardboard box" phase.
And in full disclosure I should probably also mention that this fellow is up for adoption at a different shelter. So far I have resisted going out to that shelter to meet him. But if Cyclone is not adopted quickly, I may have a lapse in my resolve.
And on the off chance you came to this blog to see something other than kittens, here are some postcards I made recently. Yes, Vicki W. can be a bad influence, if by bad you mean spurring one on to make something to share with someone else. Vicki has been sharing the results of her postcard factory recently, and I went back to Vicki's December 3, 2014 tutorial to help me make mine.
And playing catch up, here is the Dear Jane block I5 or Maria's Majesty. For this one, I inset the somewhat circular patch of the turquoise Kaffe Fassett print using Dale Fleming's Simple Circle technique. That is, I sewed that part by machine. I then appliqued the four orange peel shapes on top.
And here is Dear Jane B9 or Tinker Toy. I took some liberties with this one. The original Dear Jane used some striped fabric, fussy cutting and lots of inset seams to make her block. Following the spirit but not the construction, I fussy cut and appliqued the large cross with the square hole in the middle. This looks like it may have been a lot of sewing except, really, I only had to applique the small square in the center and then just the innermost corners because the rest will be caught in the seam. Last but not least, I added the four flip triangles to the corners.
And for my applique, I do use freezer paper templates and an iron to prepare the fabric. I just spritz it with water, however, and forego the step of using spray starch and glue.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
At that point Typhoon and Cyclone disappeared under the bed. I called Cyclone out, picked her up, carried her to another room and put her in another carrier. Did I mention that Cyclone is a perfect kitten?
And here is Typhoon who now plays in my lap and comes up to me to see what's going on, But no touching!
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Fabadashery's hand piecing.