First it was all about quilting and then dyeing and then I started making books and zentangling and drawing. Now I have given up on limiting myself and this is all about my creative journey. Hope you'll join me on my journey and invite me on yours!
Remember the quilt I was making for my granddaughter's 6th birthday? Here is the picture she drew for me. Sorry, it seems to be a bit fuzzy but it is striped cat.
And here is the quilt that I made for her. I named him Mr. (T)Abby Cat. It is hanging in a somewhat narrow space so I had to take the picture at an angle. The quilt is a rectangle rather than this odd shape.
The quilt is about 45" by 60" and was made in a very simple two-step process. I put the top, batting, and bottom together and stitched straight lines along the pattern lines of the back fabric. Then I machine appliqued the cat on the top. The cat had been made with a back fabric that doesn't show, batting, and lots of raw edged strips of fabric. I chose to leave all the edges of the cat raw so that they would ravel when washed (more fur for the kitty). The strips were sewn into place using all those fancy stitches on my machine that I almost never use and lots of different colors of thread. I used a polyester batting that I had left over from something else. I generally prefer cotton batting because it is more drapeable but I thought Abby would prefer the puffiness of the polyester.
As soon as I find a kitty sized box, he will be sent to live with Abby.