Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Purple Makes it Sing.













I liked the colours before but a wide purple border has really made it sing! Before it was a green and purple top; now it is a purple and green top.

In one photo is Inky the cat acting as self appointed Quilt Inspector. He is being spoilt at the moment cause as you can see he is alive and well/ recovering. It wasn't cat flu!

On Monday evening he was lying on the cool tiles in the kitchen asking for his dinner when I spied about half an inch of something protruding from his nose / mouth ( not completely certain which ). I bent down thinking it was something stuck in his fur but as I gently pulled an 8 inch long ( see photo ) piece of cutty grass of some kind appeared from inside him. ( it had a hard sharp end and clinging texture ) That was his sneezing problem and had been inside him presumably for about a week - poor little bugger..... it came out easily coated in mucus but he was instantly in recovery mode. Now he is playing for lots of extra fuss. He is down to about life # 4 now I think. ( did he eat it ? )

So that is 2 very good things. No vet visit and my quilt top finished . Each border has tended to stretch out the wrinkles. Thank you all for your comments.

Yes, Margaret of course you may use the instructions. The instructions for the original Hearts quilt ( same method ) are back in blogs I posted in April / May 2007.

Still very, very hot. We had a lovely meal and company on Sunday night - I did need to get out, so it was fun! Back to work now after taking a long lunch break.

16 comments:

Joyce said...

The purple is inspired. It looks wonderful.
We should share. It's very very cold here, -44 wind chills.

MargaretR said...

Thanks Ali. You are right, that purple really does make it sing. Your inspector looks very pleased with the results too.

Guðrún said...

Yes the purple does it. It is beautiful.

Yolanda said...

This is one of my favorite color combo's. Love the cat too.

Pixie said...

oh yes the purple is great. It looks really good. So glad Inky is feeling better and able to fulfil his quilt inspector duties.

Françoise said...

Yes, your quilt is even more lovely with this border.
Poor cat, but he looks very happy now.

meggie said...

So glad Inky is ok.
Your quilt looks wonderful, with that purple border. Very pretty.

TGTadventureNZ said...

That narrow inner border was also an inspiration. Like a great double mat on a framed piece of art. Good job!

TGTadventureNZ said...

That narrow inner border was an inspiration.

anne bebbington said...

The purple's a perfect finish to it - green binding for a completiong then I guess? Glad the cat's ok - always a bonus when you don't have to pay for an expensive vet's bill

cher said...

lovely purple border...so? thoughts on how you will be quilting it? it's a sweet small quilt.

Rose Marie said...

The purple has given it another life .... it's gorgeous! We've having a snow storm here today, so we could use some of your 'hot'. :o)

Andrea said...

No wonder poor old Inky was sneezing- aawww. Your quilt top is looking lovely.

Belém said...

Lovely top. I love the green and purple combo.
Cats eat strange things indeed. My cat eats ribbons so I must keep them away from her sight.

Molly said...

Lovely purple and green quilt. Somehow I had thought it much bigger, so either it is quite a small quilt or Inky is quite a large cat!

Thimbleanna said...

Purple DOES make it sing! It's just beautiful!!!