Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lorelei definitely thinks kitty cats are funny!

I just have to post this new little video of Lorelei...Sarah sent it to me this morn; I have watched it several times and it always makes me laugh. she is such a hoot. From this and the video I posted the other day, I can definitely say she thinks cats are funny.... hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

We went down to see her and Sarah yesterday, and we all went out for breakfast. Lorelei entertained everyone around her and enjoyed it all. She first started playing peek-a-boo with the couple behind us...they had 11 grandchildren of their own. When they left, Lorelei watched them as far as she could see them.

Isn't it amazing how babies just form a bridge to make friendships on...

Anyway, the hostess came by to see her two or three times. I forget how many grandchildren she had but they were all boys. And there were a couple men seated across from us and she was having a good time with them.

I Did It! I actually got the quilt ready to take to the sewing machine to quilt. I may be too stiff to even move tomorrow after all the crawling around on the floor that I did. I took ibuprofen trying to ward it off and will take another dose before I go to bed.
In the photo above, you can get an idea of how many pins I used...I didn't place them as close as i normally do so am hoping I don't regret it. And I used a kind of cotton batting I have never used before and though I think it would be a dream to hand quilt through, I was not real happy with it in other ways. The edges kind of wanted to ruffle...and I could not actually stretch it across the floor...I just had to smooth it the best I could. But I will withhold final judgement till I am done quilting it and have washed and dried it.
Just thought I would show a bigger area of it here. I have not decided how I am going to quilt it yet. When I made this top, started with no plans. I started making the little 4-patches. From there it grew. I decided to use the 4-patches as the corners of 9-patches...and then went from there. Not even deciding how big I wanted to make the quilt till I started sewing it together.

Well, I had a few blocks left over when the top above was as big as I wanted it...so I put those leftover blocks together and made the little quilt seen here. If you go and look at it, be sure and click on the photos to enlarge them and get the full effect. I don't remember the exact finished size...I think it was about 60 inches long...maybe a little longer. I sent it as a surprise to a friend in Pennsylvania.


Betsy Banks Adams said...

Wow Rose, I am truly in awe of your quilting... I could never in a million years do that. It's just fabulous!!!! I did go and see the little one too. Thanks so much for sharing. You are just SO creative.

Loved the video. I watched it several times also. She is just so animated. She does love cats, doesn't she????


Carletta said...

I so wish Lily's cat had not run away (been taken we think). She loved cuddling with him.
Lorelei's laugh is contagious.
Looks like the quilt is coming along nicely. I groaned when you wrote 'crawled on the floor' - I hurt just thinking about it! :)

Tom said...

Another charming post feature your little Princess... ;o) she gets cuter all the while.

Rose I do wish I could make something like that..... as you know I knit and have made things which I know will be kept as 'keepsakes'.. bt nothing as nice as these... I do envy and admire your skill.

George said...

The quilt is going to be absolutely beautiful. Isn't it amazing how easily people are drawn to a happy baby like Lorelei?

don said...

Another fine video that I enjoyed very much. My knees hurt after reading how long you had to be down pinning the quilt. It looks very good to me.

Lowell said...

Lorelei is a doll. Funny video! I can't imagine all the work that goes into a quilt...never thought of someone working on their knees for long periods of time.

Do you sell these at craft shows?

Anonymous said...

OMGosh, you're definitely right, she's a HOOOT!
That quilt is so pretty, good luck on it & I hope you're not hurting too bad to finish it. Be careful!

Anonymous said...

BTW, have you been able to work on that collage of the strip pit? You had mentioned it on my 500th post. I'll be waiting to see it

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Lovely (and cute) baby lorelei and lovely quilt!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lorelei is a cat lover, that's for sure. ;-)

Mary said...

This is a beautiful top and I can't wait to see how you quilt it. I can't crawl around on the floor any more to layer a quilt. I just put it on my cutting table and do the best I can do. The video is really cute.