Thursday, June 19, 2014

Quilt top finished.

It took me two or three days to decide what fabric to use...for the inner strip and the border.  then I came across the green and had enough of it to make borders all the way around.  So, finally decided to take MaryBeth's advice and use red for the inner strip. 
Not sure when I am going to quilt it...I am wanting to get something together to quilt though.  But I do not want to buy fabric for the backing.  But I am having a heck of a time deciding what to piece together to use for the backing for any of the quilt tops I have available to quilt.
Tootie and her mom came Friday....her mom went home Sunday afternoon, and Tootie stayed with us and went home yesterday.  All the while wishing they lived next door till she never had to go home.  She has not lost her second tooth.  She lost the first one while we were in California and the other day wiggled the second one out while on the way home from somewhere.

No great events have been happening...it is just fun having her around.  Even Puss Puss is beginning to accept her.  It thrilled Lorelei to death when Puss Puss came and got in the bed with us the other night.  Puss even walked up on her and did the pedal-pushing or kneading on her legs.  Then Lo was sitting with me Monday night and Puss jumped up in the chair with her. 

Puss has a real fear of children, and will growl and strike out if pushed at all.  Lorelei has never been mean to her, but some other kids were and she has not forgotten it.  So this is a big step of trust on her part.

20 comments:

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

I just want to say how beautiful your quilt top is! Isn't it funny how we come to pick our borders and accents? Great job, though - enjoy quilting it.

Also that is a very moving story about your cat's developing trust...a big step, indeed!

Dee said...

Puss feels safe with your grand daughter... that is a big credit to your grands sweet nature.

Dee said...

I neglected to add your quilt looks great.

Dee said...

I neglected to add your quilt looks great.

Mary said...

The quilt looks great! I like the fabrics you chose to set it off. I just finished a couple little tops for the guild. I will have to send you photos. They were scrappy 4-patches. Nothing fancy, but I have extra of the squares and plan to make another larger one or two more small ones. I really like using up some of my scraps and left over fabrics, but then have trouble finding something big enough to set them with. Cute Lo photo. Nice that the cat has learned to accept her now.

Michelle said...

I love your quilt top and looks much like the work of my late grandmother. Beautiful!

Lynne said...

Sweet granddaughter has gained the trust of Puss . . .
isn't that wonderful . . .
I marvel at your quilt making . . .

Ginny said...

I love the red inside stripes, they really make he whole quilt! Who knows, Kitty and Lorelei may become best friends yet! Does she have any pets at home?

Sandra said...

love the quilt.. i love red and would like one with red all the way around outside for me.. my bed is a dual king. hint hint...
all those teeth are coming out, how much is a tooth worth now? my kids it was a quarter

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous quilt... Love all of those colors --and the red strips look great....

Glad your little Sweetie visited you.. I'm sure you --and she--had a great time...

Glad PussPuss is beginning to trust Lorelei... That's neat!

Hugs,
Betsy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

WOW that top looks wonderful. The colors really pop...love it! :)

Joyful Quilter said...

I really like the red inner borders, it makes all the scrappiness pop. Love the quilt!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your quilt top looks so pretty and colorful! Love it. I enjoyed reading about the kitty and Lorelei making friends. That's a sweet picture, too.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Your quilt is so pretty and the red really makes it pop!

Lorelei looks like she is getting a nice tan. Glad to hear Puss Puss is having a change of heart. :)

~Lindy

Caron said...

I'm glad Puss Puss is feeling secure with her. What an honor.

The quilt looks lovely. I'm sure the finished product will be amazing.

A Lady's Life said...

I like it as well .
This part I can do but the next part I dont know what to do. lol

Small City Scenes said...

Great looking quilt. A real charmer and I do like the red. Thanks. Lorelei seems like so much fun to have around. Just like my Kylee did at that age. Cats are funny but when they make up to you it will be forever. Nice story. MB

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

oh it's a lovely top! :)

I just pieced a real mish-mash of a backing for something last weekend. No rhyme or reason and not for 'pretty' / a true scrap backing for sure! :)

Susan said...

I am always amazed at how beautiful your quilts are!So much work!

Marie said...

I like the way the quilt top looks! Great job. Love the shot of Lorelei...glad the cat is tolerating her more. Sometimes it seems cat worry about a child's unpredictability, but it seems like he is getting used to her now.

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