Sunday, March 3, 2013


I love making softies almost as much as I love making quilts.  I especially love that I can make a softie or two and get them finished in a day!  I made these two foxys for Indy for her birthday later this week.  They were featured in a recent issue of Molly Makes.  They are so sweet!

Taking a photo proved tricky once Wombat realised that something other than himself had all my attention.  Here he is working out what is going on.

Trying to get in on the photo.

Getting the softies out of the way so a better photo can be taken.

This photo is for everyone who thinks that Zeppie is an imaginary cat.  She is much more timid than Wombat and not interested in being a photographic model.  She saw the drama of me trying to take a decent photo   and Wombat interfering and took off!  

She is adorable, but very aloof.  Unlike Wombat, who has to be involved in whatever I am doing around the house.  

The softies were a quick and easy project.  I also worked on some more tripalong blocks.  I have to be honest and admit to starting a new project too.  A couple of the girls in my patchwork group wanted to make the Easy Peasy Simply Strippy Fat Quarter quilt.  It's a free pattern at the Riley Blake website.  One of my favourite traditional pattern is Rail Fences and this is a variation of a Rail Fence design.  Of course I had to join in, how could I let them make one without me?  I finished all the blocks today so will take a photo soon.  It is a quick and easy pattern and looks very effective, and I do love Rail Fence quilts!


  1. Love the mini foxes, we were just discussing how much our boys enjoyed seeing the cub foxes at the farm at Christmas (hiding in the crop, while they were riding on header). Love the rail fence version....might just be suitable for teaching Grade 1 boys n girls how to sew??? More trip blocks + new quilt = more leaders and enders, go girl!

  2. They are gorgeous Lisa!! Were yours featured?! Or the pattern etc.? You're a little cryptic!!:-) Indy is doing quite well in the gifts from you department lately ;-)

  3. I love those little foxes... and your cats are so loveable. Thanks for sharing this post... I actually remember seeing those in MM mag!