Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Kitty Wallhanging



Sorting through my photos I realised I didn't ever show the Pay It Forward gift I made for Cathy. Cathy lives in Toronto, Canada and has two very handsome boy pussy cats called Smudge and Lester. A post from Cathy is not complete without a gorgeous picture of at least one of them.

I made her a wallhanging with a cat stitchery as the centre. The stitchery was designed by Lesley Hiller of Wash House Cats. I found it in an older issue of Handmade magazine.





I had fun using lots of fabric from my stash for the scrappy borders and binding.





My stubborn cold is still hanging on ... although not coughing quite as much. No doubt I'll be better by next week when school starts again! Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes my way.

Finished an angel block today but it was too dark to get a decent photo. Will try and get one tomorrow.

23 comments:

  1. Glad your cough is calming down. Sounds like you are on the road to recovery. I was just over at Cathy's blog and yes there is another post with pictures of Smudge and Lester.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love this pretty hanging! How did you make that border?

    ReplyDelete
  3. You did a fantastic job with all those little squares..I love the look.....and the kitty of course..lol
    Charsthings@sbcglobal.net or www.tobycatcreations@blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is adorable! Very cute!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your PIF gift was very well thought out. A kitty for a cat lover. I liked the pieced border and pieced binding. I recognize a couple of the fabrics as having been in my stash.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such a lovely lovely PIF gift! And the blocks are so perfectly made! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Christine, this is just gorgeous. I love the scrappy border. I may borrow your idea for a border around some of my redwork. (grin) I am fairly new to redwork, etc. Do you mainly use a back stitch or the stem/outline stitch? I wondered because I really love the beautiful stitcheries you do. Winona

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful, Christine!!!
    The cat was so cute, and the fabrics are beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wauw Christine...what a lovely wallhanging...the colors of the border is so beautyful and your stitchery..awesome...the little heartbuttons in the flowers are so cute...well...everything about this quilt is just great...lucky Cathy!!
    greetings from Holland
    Francien.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I remember this one.... Its so so lovely!!! You did a fantastic job on it!!!
    Sorry too hear your not completly recovered yet... hope it will be soon.. and as you said..probably will when school starts over..:o))

    ReplyDelete
  11. So cute - love the stitchery and the border. Doesn't it feel good to make use of scraps and have them turn out so pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is such a cute stitchery.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the borders!! Hope your cold disappears soon!! Cathyx

    ReplyDelete
  14. It is absolutely adorable -- and we love it! Now that the weather is getting really nice we'll take it outside on a sunny day and get a really good photo of it too. Every time I look at the wallhanging I think of you!

    Hope your cold finally vanishes!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi Christine. I've been admiring your projects on your blog for quite a while now, and just had to comment! I love the cat stitchery and the patchwork border! You do marvelous work! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hope your cold gets better soon. Love the wall hanging. That is so cute! Lucky Cathy!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Christine, love the PIF wall hanging.....lovely colours used....hope you recover quickly.....warm regards lyn

    ReplyDelete
  18. So cute. The perfect gift for Cathi.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love your gift ... all of those little squares are wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Very cute cat. I do hope you will get better.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love this little quilt. Your embroidery is beautiful on all your projects!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your thoughts.

Christine