Challenging myself again - Quilt #162 made with pre-cuts

I'm calling it Marmalade.  What I mean when I say that is, like an orange Marmalade cat, but what keeps running through my head is the song "Marmalade." The lyrics kept haunting me while I made this quickie quilt (two weeks, start to finish using a couple of jelly rolls). "I met Marmalade down in old New Orleans, strutting her stuff on the streets."

I had never used pre-cuts before.  I always see them in the fabric stores and think, "hmmmm... that's like letting someone else cut your fabric for you but you have to be willing to let them choose the fabrics too."  Since I always like to challenge myself with something new, I decided this summer to give it a shot.  I was waiting for the weather to cool off a bit before I started quilting two quilts which were basted and ready to go and I wanted something new for fall coming up.  I had the jelly rolls in my stash, the black print in my Halloween fabrics and I had picked up the cute cat print in Dallas this spring while shopping with quilting daughter Becky.  There you have it! ready made kit!  I ordered the ombre print fabric for the back and it matched perfectly.  The only oops was I forgot to sign it so I will have to make a label.

This one is for me, I think, although if some daughter or grandchild takes a shine to it sometime down the road, I will probably give it away to them.  I think I will do more quilts with pre-cuts going forward.  I do miss picking out my own fabrics but I can always add or subtract to or from what is provided, right?  I think the lesson learned on this one is that it does not have to take forever to make a quilt!

In the process of making it, my quilting foot (the right one on the pedal) starting hurting and I went to the foot doc today.  He said it is probably a stress fracture, but not from quilting, methinks.  I am now a big fan of aspircream, this pain relief cream product you rub into the affected area.  I am going to try it on my poor old hurtin' knees too!

Hope you are all well.  Keep quilting!


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Comment by Kathy Gurgone on October 5, 2019 at 9:55am

I just love this quilt.  I love the bright colors, it makes you just want to snuggle up with a good book on a cold autumn day.  Thanks for sharing with us.

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on September 18, 2019 at 8:37pm

Love this quilt.  I am finding that it is easier to use precuts unless I want to do a special quilt.  Love the kitties around the border.....enjoy it then give it away.

Comment by Riana Noyes on September 12, 2019 at 8:43am

Well, Ginnie, your song is definately NOT  " Marmalade", as that is a rap song with kids on a joyride...but rather " Lady Marmalade" from the production Moulin Rouge. And THAT l recognized! Never knew it's name , though. So, thanks for the pop music lesson, lol!

Comment by Riana Noyes on September 12, 2019 at 8:33am

Love your quilt! And especially like the fussy cut kitties. look up that song. ( Maybe l'll recognise it when l hear it, lol.)

Comment by Riana Noyes on September 12, 2019 at 8:31am

Ginnie, l learned long ago to change feet on the pedal. At the time, my old machine had a metal foot pedal that worked best if your foot was at an awkward angle...that caused stress on calf muscles. So the back & forth thing worked well. Today, l just use whatever foot happens to be closest,lol. The pedals on newer machines are SO much nicer ...even wider. Plus , with my latest, l don't even need it if l chose the finger button control ( though l find that a bit unnerving,lol.)

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