Friday, October 28, 2016

The Cat's Meow - A Friday Finish

My local modern quilt guild adopts a charity each year to whom we gift handmade quilts. This year's charity is The House Next Door, an organization that counsels children who have been abused. At their first counseling appointment, they receive a quilt. Here is my contribution (and the first of my 4th quarter finishes) --


The cats were part of a much smaller panel so I decided to cut out the squares and sash them to make it a bigger quilt. When I first started quilting, back in 2013, I purchased a few yards of an adorable fish print. It was one of those impulse buys that just sat in my sewing room until now. I thought it was the purr-fect backing for this quilt.


It's hard to see any of the quilting detail in the orange border but I promise you, it's there. I photographed this quilt at my workplace and it was really sunny when I did it. The front of the building is floor to ceiling windows. Next time I need to try an overcast day or in the evening.

7 comments:

  1. I have those panels! Not exactly my style, but I think they'll make a quick and easy charity quilt some day. Good use of the fish fabric, too.

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  2. What a great finish and wonderful cause to donate the quilt to. The backing is absolutely purr-fect!

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  3. this is ging to be so loved unlike my panel that remains in a drawer!

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  4. Excellent use of a panel. They can be a challenge to use sometimes. The fish are a sweet choice for backing. Yay for using up some yardage!

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  5. This is a clever way to stretch out a panel. A child will love it.
    It is funny that when we photograph things we want light - but not too much light.

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  6. This is super cute! And I agree with other comments, a great way to make a panel into something fun and colorful.

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  7. How fun! On behalf of the 2016 FAL team of hosts, thanks for sewing along with us!

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