Thursday, July 19, 2007

eek a mouse!

between our travels and the usual summer craziness it has taken me a looong time to finish the simplest of projects. a while back I posted a bit about a simple 9-patch quilt I whipped up using scraps - here it is 2 months later and it's finally ready to give to baby soren!

you can't get more simple than this quilt, but its riot of colors will make it a great quilt for playing finding games. although I give my husband a lot of grief about being a pack-rat, I admit when it comes to fabric scraps I am an incorrigible hoarder (my mouse nature?). however, this baby quilt shows that holding on to small scraps can pay off down the road!

I had to highlight the delightful fabrics I used on the back. like the front, the back is also very simple - a large center piece of cat paw fabric, bordered by the sweetest mouse fabric --both prints are rjr fabrics from it's line called 'cat's meow'. seeing how much I just love this mice fabric I probably stock up on it as it could be a signature fabric to be used in baby quilts!
speaking of signatures..... thought I'd share how I 'sign' my quilts - I sew on a little magical mouse - near the mouse I stitch my initials and the year the quilt was made.
ms. t enjoyed playing peek-a-boo with soren's quilt while it was hanging for its photos.

3 comments:

jude said...

great edge and love the mouse!

lettuce said...

these are gorgeous! really lovely. i've only ever done one quilt, i'm more of a spinner and weaver - but would, given the time....

Jen said...

kimy,

I saw you over at dumdad's and thought I'd stop by. What a lovely nine patch quilt! The colours are fabulous! I've always thought about trying to quilt, but sewing tends to overwhelm me a bit.