Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs


Actually, it is raining today. But I’m more interested in the cats and dogs part.

Remember this ugly quilt?

The fabric is Max & Whiskers by Basic Grey for Moda.  It’s darling cartoonish dogs and cats.  This is what the quilt looks like now!

I used the new Twister tool to cut the first quilt apart and then is sewed it back together. The quilt uses a layer cake and two border fabrics.  When I first saw this ruler, I wondered why anyone would sew a quilt together, cut it up, and put it back together again.  It actually went really quickly.  I would have had it done in a day if I’d stuck at it.

What else have I been up to this week?  I did some spinning and blocked my Keelin sweater.  Hopefully, I’ll have more on that soon!

And, it was my birthday on Wednesday.  I brought my mom to the airport and did some shopping.  I don’t love shopping, but I needed some things for our 25th Anniversary trip. More on that soon too!

My mom bought me yarn for my birthday.

The yarn is Unique Sheep Gradient yarn.  This is Beach Sunset.  It’s going to be a shawl someday!  What a fun project.

I also got money from my mother-in-law.  I’ve been waiting forever for a certain fabric to come out.  It came out and its selling out fast!!!  So I quickly ordered mine.

This is Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree for Moda.  It’s such gorgeous fabric.  This gray rainy day is making it impossible to get a good photo though!

Now it is raining cats and dogs.  I think it may be nap time!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend.  I’m so thankful that God sent his Son to die so that we may have life.  I am indeed blessed.

Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

7 thoughts on “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

  1. Belated happy birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday! And congratulations on your cool new fabrics and yarns.

  3. Oh, I just love your twister quilt!! I have three charm square packs of that same collection and some yardage, so I hope you don’t mind if I use your quilt for inspiration. I have not used the twister yet, but it’s waiting for me in my sewing room. I am also in love with the Strawberry Fields fabrics, will try to get my hands on some of it soon. Seems like we have the same taste in gorgeous fabrics! Glad you had a wonderful birthday. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  4. Happy Belated Birthday, Maria! And Happy Easter to you and yours– you are right, there is so much for which to be thankful.

    Good save on the quilt… I wouldn’t have called it ugly to your face, but it looks a million times better now!

  5. Happy Belated Birthday!!!! I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!!!!

  6. Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you were spoiled on your special day….love the yarn and the Moda…can’t wait to see your creations! The change up on the quilt looks totally awesome!!

  7. Happy Birthday- I can’t believe how much you accomplish. Wow.

    I have some of that Gradient Yarn too- it’s gorgeous.

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