Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cat and Mice Quilt

This quilt was much more difficult.

I got the pattern for the interior blocks from Paula Nadelstern's book, "Color Design in Patchwork." Each block has 72 pieces, that's why there are only 4 of them. She called that block "Cat and Mice."

I then built out from the center in what's known as the "Welsh" style of patchwork. It has been written that the Welsh influenced the Amish greatly in their quilt tastes. A good book to get is called, "Making Welsh Quilts" by Mary Jenkins and Clare Claridge.

I used Timbleberries for the old fashioned fabrics.

I included a sleeve for wall hanging.

It hung on a wall for 1 year until I tired of it and packed it away in acid free paper in my cedar chest.


  1. Very nice... it will look very nice up on the wall.


  2. It's beautiful, Clevsea.
    I really like the colours you chose :-)

  3. You do beautiful work. I can't wait to see more! :)

  4. Wow, Clevsea. You are so talented with your sewing (I've been looking at a few things on your site.) I hope to be able to do more sewing one day...

    Many blessings,
    Mrs. Q

  5. Thank you all for your exceedingly kind comments.

    I don't consider myself as talented at sewing. I am really slow at sewing and I think it is that slowness that helps.

    Plus, I pray so much for the project as I go along. I think the results are answers to prayer so I ought to point the appreciation straight toward the Lord Jesus who has the hair on my head all counted.

    His Word says that He loves us and it seems as though He helps us in all kinds of mundane things.