Monday, March 22, 2010

Live

Big woohoo! Cake is bound and washed and looks fabulous. This is the Live block that Chris Daly of Dye Candy made for the quilt. She wrote a sweet post about me here. Thanks, Chris!


Meanwhile I've been trying to cram as much together time with my husband as possible before he departs tomorrow to travel once again. Unfortunately it's going to be quite awhile before he's back in town. Not that I can complain since at least he's gainfully employed.

Habibi cat has just been jumpy as all get out lately. I think he's convinced all the cats are about to be shoved in crates and shipped off across the ocean again. It's okay, Bibi, we all get to stay in Florida!


I'll be posting more frequently soonish. And giving ya'all links to fun places. And working on that website...

24 comments:

Chris said...

I love it! The quilting is so much fun. I can't wait to see the rest of the quilt...

Clare said...

That block is gorgeous. I love the sunflower. Over the summer I aim to teach myself appliqué with freezer paper. Might turn out terribly wonky, but at least I can say I tried!

All yours cats seem to have the most expressive eyes. Perhaps it's something to do with Siamese/Egyptian blood?

belinda said...

What a wonderful block to share...blue sky...green grass and flowers for the start of spring!!!
.....sigh....

True Blue Nana said...

I can't wait to see the rest of the quilt.

Jennifer D said...

OH My! That block is AMAZING!
Habibi is soooo cute. Enjoy your husband while you've got him, it must be very hard on you to be without him. Have a great evening!

Loris said...

Give Bibi my love. I'm so glad he gets to stay stateside. Hope hubby gets to do the same soon too.

Kathy said...

Out of curiousity, what does your husband do? And your cat has the most beautiful eyes!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man! I LOVE that "live" block. Especially the flower i!

Sharon said...

Chris did a fabulous job on her "live" block. Her flowered i is so charming, and I love her e too. The LA quilter did the perfect design for that block too. I can't wait to see the rest of this wonderful quilt!

Bibi is so pretty. Sorry to hear he's been jumpy. Mine still freak out when I haul out boxes.

Kath said...

I love the crinkly texture, makes me want to touch!

Judy in Michigan said...

I love the "live" block! It makes me smile - maybe put it on your blog border? Can't wait to see the rest - how much longer must we wait? any time line on the book?
Take care and give the kitties a hug from me.

wlstarn said...

such a pretty baby

heather said...

Poor Habibi! One of my cats, who was left behind as a kitten when her people moved away, was terrified when we moved a few years ago. I think she was convinced that she was going to be left again. Every time a large piece of furniture went into the truck she jumped in with it. I think that she thought that if she went with the furniture she'd be ok.

ROZ said...

"live" great quilt, and another inspiration for me!

Laila said...

A cat named Habibi had to come from our neck of the woods, was he a 'dustbin' cat by any chance?

Jan said...

Love that blue LIVE block and especially love the texture now that it has been washed.

YankeeQuilter said...

A rare shot of Habibi ( and a good one...) Love how the quilt came out after the wash...can't wait to see the whole thing some day!

voiceofpendergrass said...

That "Live" quilt is beautiful, I love it. And I love the pic of the kitty, so sweet.

I am taking a day off from work tomorrow to quilt(my happy birthday to me day)!

HOA Mgr Lady said...

I think its the suitcases that freak our animals out.
Greta Block!

Stephanie said...

Love the cat and the block. Very bright. You sound like you have a great sense of humor! Thanks, Steph

jude said...

a very perky post!

Lynne said...

Tonya, I checked out your site after seeing your blog posted in QH! Your blog is great and fun. Not only are your quilts fun, but I connect with anyone who loves cats. I have 3, and I work at a cat rescue center helping others to find new members to their family. I have a new blog -http://www.quiltingfromthegut.com that I'm working on. Check me out. I make artsy fartsy quilts that deliver a social, political, personal or spiritual message (believe you me, there's a lot of ground to cover).

ArtGirl/California/United States said...

your colors are always lovely!

i'm passing along the 'sunshine award' to you for your positive contribution to blogging.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Enjoy time with your husband. I know what you mean about animals acting looney. We've been getting new paint & carpet throughout the house & Gertie was a wreck for a day or so until she decided we weren't about to pick up & move! Today is the last day & by end of day tomorrow I should have everything back in it's place. Yahoo.