My mother loves autumn colors, and has been adopted over the years by hundreds of cats. I gave her a quilt about 12 years ago (and really need to take pictures of it at some point for my projects folder) that was a Japanese inspired full-sized quilt. The front had squares of ink drawing cats, and the back of the quilt was double-cranes flying...
Mom has insisted on putting the quilt into semi-permanent storage, wrapped in a plastic bag, and put into the closet. She only pulls it out on special occasions, and doesn't let anyone else touch it.
Obviously, this meant that I needed to make her another quilt. That way, she could switch off as she wanted to. Of course, this was NOT an excuse for me to go out and find adorably cute and cuddly cat fabric... Absolutely NOT a way I could weasel my way into another fabric store and plan to spend more money on fabric. Tee hee!
This has to be the largest quilt that I've done to date - it's a Queen sized.
This is another view of the quilt. The brown is flannel, making the frames super pettable.
One of the close-up squares
Another of the close-up squares
I haven't quite finished this one yet... Am getting ready to sandwich and bind it this week.
As of this moment, at 11:37pm PST, the quilt is DONE!!! And not a moment too soon, since Mum arrives early tomorrow morning. My two gal-friends and I went ahead and set up the quilt stand and sewed buttons on it for a good two hours, and then I trimmed the edges off, turned the edges in, and sewed it together.
The back center of the quilt
A closer angle of the back
Random button - the theme was, of course, cats... They were a mish-mash of different things, everything from a tuna can, to a whole fish, boned.
The back was a little more wrinkly than I'd like it to be... It was the first time I'd ever used the quilt spray. Note to self for future - when using quilt spray, one must make sure that the back is just as straight and taut as the top of the quilt. Tee hee. Still, all in all, a fairly nice ending.
Thanks for putting up with me and looking!