Friday, September 4, 2015

Olga or Grumpy?

While I was finishing up Olga this evening it occurred to me why this looked so familiar to me.  I think it's the Grumpy Cat!  :o)
I decided to do something different with the finishing and I made it into a candle mat.  I had some mini charm squares that went with the design beautifully and I just sewed them into a 9 patch square.  I thought this went with the design because there's quilt squares in that also.  
First off, here's Grumpy Cat:



By the time I took the 3rd picture, it dawned on me that I could use one of the tart pans to hold the candle.  Also you see that I rounded the corners on the candle mat.  I do this because I am absolutely terrible at making mitered corners.  I have watched video after video and still cannot grasp the way to do them properly.  Hence the rounded corners and if you cut your binding on the bias, you will have absolutely no problems turning it and sewing.
Well that's my Olga and please if you haven't entered the giveaway you still have time.  Just look on the previous post.
Blessings to All, Barbara

10 comments:

Teresa Loe said...

You are so right... It is grumpy cat!! Your mat turned out so darling. I love reading stitching blogs. They give me so many great ideas.... Have a great Labor Day Weekend!! Teresa

Marilyn said...

What a great idea.
Olga turned out so pretty.
Nice Fall colors.
Congrats on your finish.
Have a nice weekend.
Marilyn

Vickie said...

haha! Your grumpy cat looks great finished off that way.

Ranae said...

What adorable face, super nice finish

gracie said...

How very pretty....

Fran Caswell said...

Grumpy cat is so pretty. I love the way you finished it. I have so many stitched pieces that I need to actually "finish". Thanks for the inspiration.

Robin said...

Barbara, congratulations to you on your finished finish! You are so creative when it comes to finishing. Love the candle mat idea. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

stitchinpeanut said...

This turned our sooooo amazing... It looks wonderful!!!!!

Justine said...

What a creative finish! It looks great.

Pam in IL said...

Love how you finished Olga!