Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This is the latest in the Quilts Beyond Borders.  There are some really cute jungle-type fabrics in here that I think a child would love.  I need to move on to other projects, but it's just so much fun to make these small-ish quilts!  I had a limited amount of these blocks, so made it big enough with added borders.  There is a row of piano key blocks for one of the borders.  I looked and looked for the perfect green for the outer border and ended up with Kaffe Fassett's "Plink".   (Of course then I had to put up all the other fabrics I had pulled out of the stash!)

Here is the backing.  I sort of continued the jungle theme here.

I had some leftover half square triangles that I had trimmed from blocks in this quilt.  So, I squared them up and put them in two lines along each side in one of the borders.  Actually, some of the blocks are also leftovers from that same quilt.  I found that I had more of the fabric, so cut it into squares and made it work. Love that!  I do hate waste.

And this is Dinah.  She came home with us on Sunday.  A lady at our church had kittens and Miss Ru decided it was time for her to have a new kitten.  This is one super cute little girl.  She is not taking any nonsense from any of the dogs and has Ruthie completely in her little tiny paws!  So far Chloe is ignoring her presence, but I don't foresee any problems there either.

I can feel Autumn trying to ease itself into our neighborhood.  I just wish it would get here!  I'm tired of the heat of Summer and ready to go outside and play again.  In Houston, we hibernate in the Summer.

I do hope you are having a wonderful week and finding plenty to keep you busy and make you happy!

Hugs and kisses,


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I like the different kinds of borders and there are some cute prints in this one. Of course I love the striped binding.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Forgot to mention we have had Houston weather for a couple days. Give me back our autumn weather too.

Karen said...

I like the way you are able to use so many things you already have to make these quilts. They are great.
And the new kitten is adorable, of course.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how sweet! Nothing like a new furry friend. We love our black cats -- they have such sweet temperaments.

Now, admit it. You're on steroids. Quilt steroids that make you whip out all these cute quilts for the kids!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Dinah is a beautiful kitten. I love your quilts. The colors and patterns are very pretty. I hope you have a great week and awesome fall.

Wonky Girl said...

Love the quilt, lots of work and thought went on there.
So glad a black kitten was adopted. People pass up black cats but they have such a wonderful personality.
Autumn was here yesterday, low 80's yesterday and just 60 when we got up this morning. Very unusual but no complaints from me.