Friday, July 20, 2012

Progress-and Design Wall

I made one more hexagon, so four full hexagons left, then half and quarter ones. They are supposed to have the middle hexagon appliqued on, but I decided to piece them. I sew the hexagon sides to the center all around, then sew the seams between the sides. Not hard, but a bit fussy.

To see more design walls check out Judy's blog.


Now the big project that's done...from this...

...to this!

I don't know if the cat is going to enjoy it right away, but I think she will eventually. She is still a little tentative, so it might take her a bit. We don't have it attached to the ceiling beam yet, and I don't know if we'll need to. She only weighs about 10 pounds so it probably won't wobble. It is 8 feet tall and 24 inches in diameter. the circles are 16 inches (pre-cut and available at Lowes). I still have to adjust the top "room". It's a bit too close to the one below so she can't quite get in there, but I only screwed it into the three poles, so it won't be a problem.

I ended up doing most of the work myself. Joe was gone all week at a retreat, so other than covering the poles, I did everything else. I got a couple of nicks and scratches, and my back hurts some, but I feel good about the whole thing.

Yay me!

5 comments:

LynCC said...

That's really neat! I'm impressed that you built it.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I need to make me one of those for my two crazy kitties! Keep telling my husband we need to do it, just have way too much other stuff going on that has to be done now. The kitty condo has to wait.

Allie said...

Your hexagons look great - but oh Mary, that cat tree is spectacular!!!! That is amazing, you can be very proud of yourself! I'm sure kitty will be running from top to bottom in no time - sometimes they're a little skittish of anything new at first. Well done!!!

* said...

Oh, our cat would love your cat tree. Is there a pattern or did you make it up yourself?

Tonya Ricucci said...

that is awesome. really impressed you made that cat tree yourself. We have one that someone else made and the kittens in particular love it. race up and down and running in circles. hope your cat LOVEs it!

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