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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rolling the Dice and Two Drowned Mice

Monday is roll the dice day (if we are home and not galivanting away in the caravan), and it brought up number one again, the same as last week.  Not that I’m complaining at all, I’m more than happy to keep working on my New Zealand Botanical blocks.  It seemed a shame to pack this project away last week, as I was not too far from completing the quilt top.

Number one again this week

So some cutting, pinning and stitching took place over the last couple of days and I now have borders on my top.  I decided on a dark green leaf fabric for the inner border.  Then the outer border used some pretty fabric printed with New Zealand flowers, which had been tucked away for quite some time.  It seemed just the thing to use on this project.

Completed top

While I was cutting and stitching, I also prepared the binding, so it’s always good to get that job out of the way. The backing is pieced too, I wonder why it seems that the fabric I have is never quite wide enough?  My next job will be to layer and pin the quilt sandwich. 

Binding is prepared

We are never quite sure what our Birman cat Gemma gets up to at night, as she doesn’t often come and sleep on the bed with us.  Although strangely enough, she always does sleep on our caravan bed when we are away.  Quite often when we get up in the morning we find her little toys in strange places.  Lately her two little mouse toys have been sopping wet, so we presume that she drops them in her water bowl, for whatever reason.  Poor little mousies!

Two very wet mouse toys


White Rose said...

Hi Jenny i enjoyed your post your quilt is amazing and i am glad you got to keep working on last week's project. Lol your cat sounds like quite the character xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your quilt is lovely Jenny and your border choices are great. Sounds like kitty cat has a secret nightlife lol!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

cats always seem to get into so much trouble at night!! I remember when we had them years ago. I think that inner green sashing on your quilt really adds to it so nice to see you added that before the floral border

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Jenny! Well, that's a fun idea for what to work on or concentrate more on for the week. A roll of the dice! I just might borrow that idea and incorporate it into my weekly fun too. Thanks for sharing the picture of the dice, too. A good visual reminder. It was fun for you to continue on with your quilt - you'll have it finished in no time. ~smile~ Roseanne

Tired Teacher said...

The green frame and flower border are ideal for your blocks. It is a very attractive quilt.

Connie said...

Your quilt top is beautiful and I like the title of your post. It sounds like it could be the title of a children's story book.

Karen S said...

Lovely work on the quilt top. The borders are perfect!
Looks like your cat gets up to a lot of fun!

Maria said...

Good progress on the quilt top and I like your border choices.
Hmm wonder what Gemma does at night ? Maybe she thinks her mices need a bath ?

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Your quilt is lovely, and it looks like everyone ate well!!

Janice said...

It’s looking wonderful. Poor little meeces.