Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cat Lovers Quilt

For my sixth quilt I discovered this pattern at Tall Mouse. I bought it not knowing what "paper piecing" meant. I bought all the fabric fat quarters and made the paper copies of all the cats. Then what do I do? I had no idea where to start, so I took the instructions and some fabric to my local quilt store, where Kay explained to me how to maneuver the fabrics and pattern. The end result, I think, was my best effort to date. Now, what do I do with a cat quilt, I don't even like cats! My new friend, Tzippy, was celebrating a very special # birthday, April 9, 2003. She loves cats and she had become such a special friend, I decided to gift her with this quilt. She was totally bowled over with gratitude and still sends me a thank you note every year...now that is gratitude! A few months later Tzippy said she loved her quilt so much that she wanted to use it as a bedspread on her bed but could I make it a little bigger? So we went to the fabric store, found some coordinating fabric and added two 14' strips to the side to make it a queen-sized bedspread.
This quilt was the most labor intensive to date and it was so worth it for the pleasure it brings to my friend.
The faces and whiskers are hand embroidered.



4 comments:

GERI CENTONZE said...

how did i every miss this one??? so beautiful!

jockdoc76 said...

nice job honey

Amy said...

very pretty! lucky friend indeed.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

What a totally amazing quilt - I can't believe you didn't know how to paper piece and then you made that!!! Incredible and how wonderful that your friend really treasures it.