Monday, May 4, 2009

Some stairwell improvement

It seems I have been taking a little inadvertent blog break. It's not that I have been doing nothing. It's more that I've been doing a lot of the same thing, namely, quilting the Mod Sampler Quilt. I finally completed the quilting over the weekend and did the first stage of binding. Now I just need to do all the handstitching on that. Of course, I haven't finished the binding on my Stacked Coins Quilt yet either. Hopefully, I'll get some binding action going and have a finished quilt to share this week!

In addition to lots of quilting, we finally managed to get one of my quilts hung. Woo hoo! We've only lived in this house for 2.5 years now. I figured it was about time we finally get a quilt on the wall.

hanging the quilt
Yay for handy husbands! (Thank you, Keith!)

My Cat's Garden, full front view
It is hanging on the landing between the first and second floors of the house. It's kind of tough to get a good picture.

My Cat's Garden, slightly better side view
I started this quilt as a block of the month back in 2001. It is a Maggie Walker design called My Cat's Garden. It is all machine appliqued using a satin stitch. It was a lot of satin stitching. I have a pretty awesome thread collection as a result. The quilt was completed in 2005. I kind of chickened-out on the quilting and just outlined all of the applique. I really wish I had done more. Despite that, I am crazy proud of this quilt and am so happy that it is finally hanging up where I can enjoy it every day.


  1. That quilt is beautiful. It looks really hard too! WOW! You have been quilting a long time! I am going to be hitting my 3rd anniversary of sewing this month.

  2. Having seen it in person, I can testify that it is one gorgeous quilt. Congrats for finally getting it hung!

  3. Wow, very very nice. I know each time you go up and down the stairs you will be stopping to admire your beautiful work.