I made this quilt for my friend Kelby, who had worked on some graphics for me. She asked for some embroidered projects in return, which I gave her, but I wanted her to know how much I appreciated her work and her friendship!
This is the Meow pattern from Aneela Hoey. It's so fun and easy!
I used 16 different prints, mostly black because Kelby's cat is black with green eyes. With a block this large, it was great to showcase prints without having to fussy-cut or compromise larger repeats.
I backed the quilt with a print from Anna Maria Horner's re-released Hand-Drawn Garden. I hate the skinny stack in the middle, but you have to have a seam somewhere, right? It adds character.
I quilted in straight lines around the cats and on either side of the seams. I started quilting in free-motion loops but the white thread interfered with the black prints too much. It's amazing how 10 minutes of quilting can lead to two hours of un-quilting!
Kelby got this on Wednesday and loved it! She said it's her favorite gift ever and that she'd never use it, for fear of getting it dirty. I assured her it can be washed over and over and I can fix it, so she should love it instead of just looking at it!
What'd you finish this weekend?