Monday, 31 October 2016

Cats and More Cats

   On Saturday my local guild held a workshop with Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.  It was a lot of fun. Lorna ran the workshop by letting us all choose one of her patterns. We all worked on our own pattern and Lorna walked around the room and helped us out as needed.  Lorna is a lot of fun she has a great casual style and fun sense of humour.
     
      I know you would love to see lots of pictures from the workshop but of course I forgot to bring my camera.  There is just so much you have to get ready for a workshop it's hard to remember everything.   You can check out Kathy's blog Kathy's Quilts as she remembered her camera and I'm sure there will be lots of photos there.  There might even be a group photo.  If you see me in that photo and I'm holding a block you may notice that I sewed the wrong tail on my animal as I was hurrying to finish a block for the photo.

    I chose to work on the pattern Cat Treats. This is what I managed to accomplish at the workshop.  Two nice chocolate kitties made of brown stamped batiks and grey dots.  My friend Wendy also worked on the Cat Treat pattern. She altered the pattern slightly to incorporate the fabrics from the cat bodies to their heads.  I liked this alteration so I copied it of course.



      And I did these since the workshop.  I love the stripes and the men's wear light bits on these two.



     And these two as well.  The one on the right is representative of my cat Benni.



     Here's a photo of Benni.  Can you see the resemblance?  I included the orange triangle to differentiate the head from the body, although Benni does have some orange spots on the back of his neck.




















      I bring my older, smaller machine with me to workshops, and also when I get together with friends to sew.  I think I'll keep this project to work on when we next get together.  There are 6 more cats to sew and 12 fishbones each with a lot of little pieces.  I wonder how long it will take me to finish it.  I'm linking up late to Main Crush Monday held at Beth's Blog and on Wednesday to  Let's Bee Social at Lorna's Blog.

22 comments:

  1. These kitty blocks are absolutely charming! And I totally see the resemblance to your Benny, how fun! :)

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  2. I would pick this pattern too! I can't wait to see more.

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  3. Cute kitties. Benny is very recognisable. Love the stripe cats too. Well, I love them all as I am OCD (Obsessive Cat Disorder, lol). You did a great job. ;^)

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  4. They are darling! Sounds like lots of fun! And great job on Benny!

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  5. The class sounds great, and I will definitely go look for that group photo. :) I love that you made a block to represent Benni. <3

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  6. Looks brilliant and yes I can see Benni in your block!

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  7. I love your Benni cat block! Lorna's class sounds like it was a lot of fun.

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  8. lovely cat blocks Lisa, and lucky you to have been able to attend one of Lorna's workshops. I read about her impending trips, and there you go, one was to you. Small world

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  9. I love your cat blocks Lisa. Lorna writes such fun patterns and I'm very jealous that you got to do a class with her!

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  10. Your cats are so cute. I just read Lorna's post and I recognized you. Sitting in the right, big smile and bright green shoes :-) I hope someday I will get to attend her class.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  11. I can hear your cats purring! Lorna will be speaking at our guild and teaching a workshop next week! I will be doing the elephant parade pattern.

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  12. So adorable! And great fun to make a block to remind you of your sweet cat!
    What a great class eh?!

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  13. Meow, meow, meow-love your cat blocks!!! Lucky you getting to sew with Lorna:-)

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  14. Those striped cats are my favourite so far! And how nice it is to see Benni.... His block is equally cute! It was so much fun to get together for the workshop, Lisa. I had a wonderful time!

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  15. Love these kitty blocks. The strip fabric would be perfect for making a block or two for my calico. Could you let me know the info on this fabric, please and thanks.

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  16. I love your cats. Particularly those with the stripes. :-)

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  17. Lorna sent me, and I'm glad she did! Greetings from Cape Breton! Love your cat blocks, love your cat! ~karen

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  18. Lisa, these kitties are adorable and I love the one your made for Benni. I think it's pretty darn cool that you got to work on one of Lorna's patterns, with Lorna :)

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  19. I love your blocks! My friend would just love a quilt made from these blocks! Would you be able to share where you got the pattern? Your fabric selection is purrfect! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Love these - especially the stripey men's wear ones!

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  21. The cats look real good I did not do any more on mine

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