What a wonderful idea for us all to enjoy the Quilt Festival. Amy let's us show off our quilts in a variety of catagories and we all get to enjoy 'The Show of Shows' in my opinion.
I have participated in each Festival since blogging - always entering the Mini Catagory with one of my doll quilts. But this year I am using another mini.
I made this mini for the Black Cat Crossing Hop, using up my final Ghastlies scraps along with some of my black strings and bits.
It all started with a dumping of the zippy bag of fun stuff that needed to smile.
I took a coloring page cat figure and enlarged it. Then roughly drew a square in a square in a square in a square,etc..... to cover the cat drawing. Then just using the 'flip and sew' method, covered him with all those fun bit of fabric. Add some fuseable (Steam-A-Seam) to the back and cut him out - ready to add to a background.
A close up of the start of the square in a square. That little center bit was the last of one of my grandpa's ties. It reminded me of a cat's eye - black cats are quite mystical, all knowing and seeing - so I thought this made for a purrfect start.
It needed a fence look - think the rhyme "The Crooked Man" who had a crooked cat - who walked a crooked stile. So I went with a mini braid bottom border.
And added some mini log cabin blocks that blended into the 'Mellow Yellow' main background to give the illusion of steps. We all know how cats like to climb.
I used one layer of Quilter's Dream cotton/poly and one layer of Quilter's Dream 100% cotton for batting. Simple stitch in the ditch thru the braid and the logs and a meander for the back ground. The cat was fused raw edge machine quilted with some outline details.
Finished size - 15" square.