Friday, September 25, 2015


A 'Lil Catz  Mini Wallhanging Finish

                                              'Lil Cat  Cat Show and Tell  at
                                         Quilt Art Designs blog    with Janeen   Sept. 25

Remember what I shared with you earlier this month?    { here }

 My WIP  -'Lil Catz    pattern   by Quilt Art Designs   {HERE}

You know what happens  after you say "Yes" to  more than one cat..... 

'Lil Catz Mini wallhanging         made by Susie's Sunroom

'Lil Catz Mini Wallhanging -     design by Janeen at Quilt Art Designs  {here}
Size:    28 "  by 28 "   
Foundation paper pieced pattern -   easy level
Fabrics:      Color Me Happy  by V. and Company  Moda fabrics   - scraps left from a quilt
                  Various black  fabrics from my stash
                  Kona cotton  gray   for the cat block background
                  Navy solid from my stash for the inner border

Quilting thread:   Aurifil   50 weight   teal color from the Color Me Happy Collection

I love the "vivid" border fabric!  It reminds me of kitty cat ears, and  cat's eyes.
And it seemed to make all of the other fabrics  "pop" .  Most of all, it made me smile.

I love how  there are nine different  cat patterns  , giving each cat a  slightly different personality!  And,  this is a great scrap buster project!  Also, a good pattern for beginner paper piecing folks.   

I made simple triangle shaped corner pockets , to hold a dowel rod, for hanging my mini wallhanging....

                          And I am sure that you noticed the little black kitty in the middle ?                                   That's my Whiskers, of course!!  I used several tonal black- on -black                                   fabrics for her face, and of course the emerald green Color Me Happy                                    fabric for her green eyes!

Whiskers is the little black kitten in the center block

I think she likes "her" new little quilt!!

I am sure you'll want to hop on over to see the other 'Lil Catz projects that will be shared at  Quilt Art Designs blog.  click  here        
We had a sneak peek last week,{  here },  and they are really  creative and beautiful!!
Take a minute to look at all of Janeen's awesome paper pieced designs.  They will amaze you!

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:   Paper Piecing Party @  Quilt Art Designs     and
                       Can I Get a Whoop Whoop! @  Confessions of a Fabric Addict   and

Friday, September 18, 2015

'Lil Catz

'Lil Catz Fun !


                          Catz - Travaganza- September 25 at Quilt Art Designs blog

Three  words:    Adorable Cats Pattern

Event:    Cat Show  -     show and share  your 'Lil Catz mini quilt project- on Sept 25

Pattern:    'Lil Catz  -  a paper pieced pattern    avail.  at Quilt Art Designs  {here }
                 8 " square block size

'Lil Catz Mini Quilt pattern  

I've been away , but still had time to make these....

This block truly is an easy paper pieced pattern to make!  (Perfect  for anyone who is a bit afraid to try paper piecing a block !! )

Catz  -  using  Color Me Happy fabric, by Moda,  leftover from my quilt

I have some   lots of fabric left over from my Spinning in the Rain quilt.  I decided to use that for my little kitty blocks.   

 Well,   you know what happens next.....

Meowwww !!  

Have a wonderful weekend!  (You know what I'll be doing! )

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:      Paper Piecing Party @  Quilt Art Designs  

Saturday, September 5, 2015

"Mooooo-ore " Farm Girl Vintage Blocks

Moooooo-ore Farm Girl Vintage Blocks Made

Lori Holt's Book "Farm Girl Vintage"
Sew Along here

I've been keeping busy sewing a couple of Farm Girl Vintage  blocks every week.   This is such a scrapy, happy project!  I have been making the smaller, 6 1/2 inch , size blocks, and enjoying every minute of it.
(You can see them as I make them:  on my Instagram-   @SusiesSunroom on your IG app or at the instagram button on the right of my blog page. )

Here are my latest Farm Girl Vintage blocks:

Out to Pasture Block:

Patchwork Pumpkin Block:

Peas and Carrots Block:

I added yellow , like Lori Holt put in  hers,for some yellow squash

Pie Cherries Block:

Pinwheels Block:

Postage Stamp Block:  

This picture is closer to the true colors

Scrappy Maple Leaf block:

Scrappy Strawberry Block:

The little squares in the pumpkin , postage stamp and strawberry are  just 1 1/2 inch in size!

Oh, and there's one moooooooooo-re block I want to share with you...  

It's a Patchwork Cow Block,   designed by Amanda, The Patchsmith!  { here }
She just knew our Farm Girl Vintage quilts needed a little cow block, too !

Patchwork Cow Mug Rug   Design by The Patchsmith
photo courtesy of The Patchsmith

Isn't her Daisy cow so cute! Amanda's directions tell you exactly how to make a 6 inch block, or a 12 inch block , or this adorable mug rug!!

After I got my Patchwork Cow pattern,  I decided that I wanted to make my cow a " purple cow."  (Technically , she is purple with orange spots.  I think she is a  Holstein cow.)

Did you learn the little "Purple Cow" poem when you were young and first learning about the beautiful imagary of poetry?

The Purple Cow                          by Gelett Burgess        published in 1895 (Wikipedia)

I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one,
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one!

I think these two will get along fine!

I am beginning to think about the sashing , borders and the  backing for the quilt finish!
I can't wait to see them all together.  

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:      Can I Get a Whoop Whoop ! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict  and
                           And Sew We Craft Together @ And Sew We Craft  and
                          Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts  and
                           Fabric Tuesday WIP  @ Quilt Story  and
                           Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio  and
                           TGIFF  @ Quokka  Quilts