Cheryl Coville can be found here at
Grandma Coco's Designs , and recently her patterns have been of whimsical cats in all seasons. I have been tempted for some time to do one of these delightful applique patterns, but…life and its troubles intervened. I decided that this week nothing would stop me starting and finishing the one called “ April Showers. So here it is from GO to WHOA.
These patterns have been free to download, and have 6 facing one way, and then they are reversed. Look at the masterpieces Cheryl has made, just go to her blog and ..well I was going to say
drool but maybe… indulge your eyes with every one . the latest one has a ginger cat and a mouse, “ Eye to Eye”, so fitting for my next one as fearless fanatical Boris brought in a mouse late last night.And guess who had to do the dispatching, as Hugh is again on crutches? I was so brave!!!
The beginning, one pattern printed…
Then out came the scrap box… batik pieces are always saved, even the tiniest ones!! And some fusible web.
Maybe my other name was “Scrooge”, or is it my Mum and Grandma’s Scottish upbringing? Can you guess what colours I am using out of this medley?
The leftover pieces, after fusing, cutting and placing on the background square.
I love it, smiles from a ginger boy ( we have 2 at our home), purple brolly, one of my fav colours, and all batiks, my real favourite fabric of all time. The stylised raindrops were sewn with a Madeira Polyneon,, colour 1603. the rest with again one of my favourites, Gutterman, either the polyester, or cotton, depending on what shades I had. Now all I need is a name, ( Maybe Grimsby or Godfrey, but I am open to all suggestions) and a bag to make, this will be on the outside front pocket.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Never let the day’s problems get
between you and your endeavours”
Greetings from Jean