OK these Crazy Cats could become a bit of an obsession. This is number two now and number three has a body under the sewing machine so wait up!
This one will end up looking down at a mouse or spider. Isabel (7) says it should be a story and end up with a very fat exploding cat with all it's threads frayed on the last block having eaten various other animals. Don't kids just love a nice bit of gore?
I'm looking forward to the Malvern Quilt Show in two weeks because I need some silk (need being a word which stitchers will understand to mean lusting after in a hugely worrying way) from The Silk Route or Mulberry Silks. This fabric is so lovely to work with and I like the contrast between its sheen and the matte nubbiness of linen. By the way I now go into charity shops with eyes peeled for linen trousers. Very nice to cut up and make into something far more useful like this (ha ha).
I received these two lovely prints from Kit Eastman this week on her "give away". I am fascinated by her dyeing processes - I've never seen anything like it before - she uses natural pigments with soy milk as the binder and stencils and also soy paste. I like to keep going to her site to see what she is up to.
Here is a little selection of some purpleness in my garden this afternoon - hopefully most of it is still there after Tom (10) played football with a neighbour.