Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How could we forget our cat quilt?

It did get finished. It really did. And, it's already been put to use. This morning, I finally remembered to drag it out onto the back lawn in the full, bright sun to take its picture.


This is the quilt that was done quilt-as-you-go. Scrappy to the extreme. Colour is such a tonic for me. Here's the back, which is much more controlled than the front. The joining strips on the front are pieced from the scraps cut from the blocks when I trimmed them to size for assembly. The strips on the back are the same fabric as the binding. I think I'll be using this quilt with either side up. I like them both.


And here's a closer look at it hanging over the rail. See the dog? That's the portrait I did YEARS ago in memory of our old dog, Daisy. I thought she'd like to be among all those cats.



And guess which block interests Inspector Cassie?



4 comments:

  1. I was wondering how the quilt was coming. It looks like such fun.

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  2. No wonder the quilt took such time - look at all the detail. It's beautiful! I *love* the fan border and the scallop it creates to frame your blocks. Do you suppose in real like Cassie and Daisy would have hit it off?

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  3. Nice job, Cheryl! One of these days/years/lifetimes I'll get around to making my own cat quilt.

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  4. The quilt is beautiful and I love how you remembered your beloved dog in one of the blocks. Very sweet.

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