Of a different stripe

A ‘tiger of a different stripe’ means ‘something completely different’.

From unpromising bits and pieces, leftovers ands scraps from many other projects (at least 7 of them), I’ve made something quite different: a ‘Tyger-cub’, a mini Tyger quilt!

Remember the remote-control holder I was making for my SIL?  It’s done. I designed a pocket, using all sorts of random domestic implements of the right diameter to ensure the largest pocket would fit the largest zapper (20cm around), and then made two more in decreasing sizes, to fit her photo. But first, I sandwiched and quilted it, using my favourite wavy lines in black.

I hauled a bit of black and white gingham out of my extensive scrap collection and made some quick narrow binding. A couple of peaceful hours hand stitching while I listened to a talking book were enough to get the job done. Thank you to the Husband for taking a minute to hold it up so I could photograph it 😊

The Husband delivered it this evening, on his way to work. Even as we speak, it’s housing her remote controls. One day soon, she’ll have a full-sized Tyger quilt to match!

I do love a quick finish.

32 thoughts on “Of a different stripe

  1. Another scrappy project completed. Practical is always the name of my game too. Turned out wonderfully.

  2. Dayphoto says:

    Nice! Very nice!

  3. Very very nice 😊 My go to colours 🤩

  4. Marty K says:

    Love this — especially as Hubby and I spent a bit more time than we’d like to admit looking for the DVD remote last night. (It ended up being in the drawer where we normally keep remotes, but we were both POSITIVE that we hadn’t put it away. Better than the times I’ve found a remote or the phone in the freezer. 😹)

    • katechiconi says:

      Our chairs sit at right angles to each other, so there’s no obvious arm to put one of these on. I’ve made a box with an upright handle that contains stuff we both use, including the remotes. It sits on the side table we share, and we can both reach it. If it’s not in that box, it’s down the side of his chair or in my apron pocket! I must admit, I’ve never put anything in the freezer, but I find stuff in the bathroom quite a lot!

  5. I really love this, it’s incredibly appealing.

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    Super idea. Somewhere to put the things that get lost. I frequently misplace, mobile phone, glasses in their case, watch, diary, pencil…..

    • katechiconi says:

      I made a crochet-kit version for the Dowager: TV remotes down the side, crochet kit on top, and specs and notebook ‘inside’ the arm. I was especially proud of the flip-up spool holder for the very fine crochet cotton she uses…

  7. tialys says:

    There’s a husband behind there? Did he lose a lot of weight with the stress of your recent road trip?

  8. Sharon says:

    oh thats so creative – love it

  9. I love clever designs, especially when you blend beauty and creativity. You are a treasure to many, Kate.

  10. Bear says:

    What a marvelous idea. Back when I was wheelchair bound, I had the blessing of something similar to carry all my what-knots in.

  11. Going Batty in Wales says:

    For something made of left overs that looks planned! Beautiful, practical and made with love – ticks all the boxes.

  12. magpiesue says:

    I am so far behind! This looks like something I need to make for our couch. 😁

    • katechiconi says:

      They are useful – so long as people put the remotes back in their pockets! The combinations ones are good, with a pincushion, scissor pocket, tray for bits and pieces, etc.

  13. cedar51 says:

    There are a few other things I could put into pockets that seem to disappear from around here occasionally. Touch wood at this point in time, it’s all good on certain fronts. But nice idea if you have the electronic remotes which I have no need off, other than the heat pump that has it’s own screwed into the wall gadget holder…

    • katechiconi says:

      Personally, I’d be using it for glasses, bookmarks (which I lose constantly), pen and notebook, tube of hand cream, nailfile, phone… well, you get the idea. Oh, and a pincushion and scissors pocket would be handy for when I’m hand-stitching quilting bindings.

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