Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Padded Mat

Minnie has finally started spending time out in the living room, lounging around as we go about our daily lives. To encourage her I put together this little mat. 

After the initial quality control inspection she finally settled in.

A little about the mat. I up-cycled it from some lovely natural linen curtains that my friend's mom was throwing away. They had an amazing detailed border that I highlighted by skipping the binding. The straight line quilting further emphasizes the borders. Here is a close up of the border detail and the natural grain in the fabric.

Disclaimer: I am no expert in cat psychology. There is no proven evidence that the cat is amused by my sewing shenanigans. I make these items more to amuse myself.

On another note this is the last week of the New Bloggers Blog Hop over at Plum and June. A big thank you to Beth for hosting this, it was a lot of fun. Last but not the least the list of bloggers for this week.

RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Emily @ Sew E.T.

Linking up to: Let's Get Acquainted, Fabric Tuesday


  1. Minnie is adorable, she looks just like my little man, Tesla! So super cute!

  2. She seems to love her new toy, both are cuties!

  3. Hahaha! I love your disclaimer. I am so glad that Minnie is finally settling in! Very cute mat and great find to use for upcycling!

  4. Haha, too cute! Love that material - it's so pretty.


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