Week 10 Section 9 – DONE!!

It. Is. Done. Well…not exactly. But at least this section is! I can’t tell you all how much I’ve enjoyed following this Nyan Cat Quilt-along. Just one part to work on per week gave me the quilt fix I needed and built up anticipation for the next week.

When I got down to sewing together this last section I will admit that I rushed through it tonight and I can see a little bit of wonky seams. Eh. Overall, I think I did a darn good job. And I couldn’t have done it without the excellent tutorial quilt-along written by Choly Knight. I love to see someone so young and accomplished and passionate about what they love to do!

I am so happy that I decided to follow my own crafty heart and take up the hobbies that I’ve always longed to do. Doing this makes me a better mom, a better half, a better person overall. Okay, enough mushies.

Here is my version of the last pieced section:

Week 10 Section 9 – Cutting

So we are at the last section of the quilt from the Nyan Quilt-along and I can’t believe the time has flown by so fast!

I was far too busy last night with schoolwork to even entertain the idea of working on it so I left it until this morning and decided that before I go to work I’d get the cutting done. I ironed my remaining fat quarters, took out my trusty ruler, and released my rotary cutter on the world. Okay, drama much?

Anyway, I couldn’t resist at LEAST cutting them because the rainbow colors looked so yummy. Stuffing a fat quarter in my mouth would be counterproductive so I resisted the urge.

Anyway, I can’t wait until I get home tonight so I can piece these lovelies together!!

Until then…

Week 9 Section 8

This was yet the HARDEST part of the Nyan Cat Quilt-along so far. Week 9 Section 8 definitely kicked butt this week. I actually fell asleep at the machine at one point and knew it was time to go to bed! I can finally celebrate though, because I got through it. I am at the point now where I’m getting restless and I can’t wait to see the finished product. I think I can hold on, just a little longer. Here is my version of Nyan Cat’s pretty little head:

Week 8 Section 7

If you’re hanging in there with me you’ve seen the parts of the Nyan Quilt I’ve completed so far. This is my first quilt-along and I am so anxious to see the end result!  You can follow along with the quilt-along here

I have finally reached Week 8 Section 7. This part covers a large portion of Nyan Cat’s poptart body. 
I ironed my fabric before I sewed it this time and it turned out rather well. One thing I didn’t do was to pay attention to my light pink direction print.  Some stars are going sideways but that isn’t an issue for me. 
Well, here it is…
Drumroll please…
 

Week 7 Section 6 DONE!!

I am done with Week 7 Section 6 (finally)! This is the top of the poptart body.
I’m actually falling behind here in the Nyan Cat Quilt-Along but not by much. I’ve been so busy with kids/home/work/school so I try to squeeze in my crafts anywhere I can.

I’m really excited to actually be moving on to more colors and I’m so glad I chose the colors I did. My light pink fabric has glitter and tiny stars on it. That’s right. Glitter. Anyone who knows me knows I love glitter.

Anyway, one thing I had to work through during this stage of making the quilt was to piece together parts of the fabric to create a long enough piece that was needed. I needed a 29″ piece for both the black and the beige but seeing that I bought only fat quarters, my longest edge was about 22″.  No biggie, but I worried about how it would look. To be honest, I don’t believe anyone would notice it if I hadn’t pointed it out.

Without further adieu I would like to present my version of part A2. Sorry about the shadowing and off colors. I don’t  have many lights on and I was using my iPhone.

Week 6 Section 5 done!

I am done with Week 6, section 5 which are made up of cute little Nyan Cat’s feet! This Nyan Cat Quilt-Along is definitely beginning to get harder.

It is so hard for me to stick with one project before jumping headfirst into another but I am determined to stick this out. Just from what I’m seeing so far I believe this is going to be a great quilt.

I was a little worried because my galaxy background fabric is very dark and I’m hoping the black cat outline doesn’t get swallowed up in it. I don’t think it will because the background fabric has a lot of sparkle whereas the black fabric I used for the outline is a smoky batik-like (yes, I said batik-like) color.

Take a look:

Week 6 Section 5

Hello again!

I am excited because Week 6 is finally here in the Nyan Cat Quilt-Along! Tonight I am up really late and I am too exhausted to sew. Plus my significant other would not be pleased if he awoke to the sound of the sewing machine.

Instead of sewing the section together tonight and posting it, I took care to cut my fabric and label it. Therefore it is ready to put together and sew and I will resume tomorrow.

Here is a picture of my cutting mat with my carefully cut and labeled pieces. Goodnight, folks (at least in my home)!

snEEK pEEK!!

Do you remember my snEEK pEEK from a few weeks ago? No? Here’s a refresher:

Yes, that’s right! It was a string block. I wanted to use up some odds and ends I had.

Anyway, I’ve made a little progression on it, see:

I think I’m going to do something really simple with it. I think I’ll make the letters to spell Boo and then in the last square put an applique of a ghost.

I’ll take more pictures as I go. Halloween is almost here!!

Week 4 Section 3

I’m sticking with it! I’m loving the results so far. If you’ve been following along you know that I am participating in the Nyan Cat Quilt-Along. I started late so I’m hurrying to catch up and that’s just what I’m doing.

Here is my version of Section 3 of the quilt, enjoy!

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