It’s Raining Cats and Dogs Quilt – Block 1

It’s been ages since I last blogged. Life is good though.. very good 🙂 I’ve met a wonderful man but he lives about 150 miles away so we only get to see each other for weekends and have to Skype or FaceTime during the week. This doesn’t leave much time for crafting, but I’m not complaining. He’s very supportive of my knitting, sewing and weaving interests as his sister and mother love crafting too, although they concentrate on paper crafts and jewellery making. He’s used to the obsessions that crafters can have!

Anyway, I’ve made the first block of the It’s Raining Cats and Dogs Quilt by Bunny Hill Designs, that I’m running as a Block of the Month and I started the second block a couple of nights ago. My customers are on Block 4, so I’m a bit behind!

This is the first quilt I’ve ever made and there is a LOT of appliqué on each block. It takes a while to cut out all the pieces and then sew them on. The background pieces are done on a machine though, to speed things up slightly. I’m finding the appliqué is very relaxing to do though and Mum reckons that I’m doing it very neatly.

I haven’t done the bits of embroidery on the block yet (there’s some writing to go on the shop window and the dogs need eyes etc), but it is virtually done!

If you want to make this quilt, you can buy the pattern here.

I do also have some knitting on the go – a jumper using my possum yarn that was in my stash and a pattern from Interweave Knits, but I’ll blog about that another time.

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