Embroidered Cats Quilt

Cat 1

Someone sent me four embroidered cats.  This morning I began making a quilt around them.  I got caught up in it and forgot to take pictures along the way. Maybe the cats have me in a trance.  I’m using a lot of vintage fabric and some brand new fabric that Kenna sent me.

Cat fab

This fabric even has a date on it.  I was ten years old in 1974.

Cat 2

I could see through the linen the embroidered cats were on so I put a piece of fabric behind them which adds a subtle texture.

Cat 3

I was having trouble figuring out what to do next on the piece of the quilt I was working on, so I started working with one of the other embroidered cats.  There was a round stain, just a slight discoloration, hardly noticeable, above the cat.  I was going to cut it off, but had purposely cut the fabric to the size and shape that it is and I didn’t want to change that.  I liked the way the cat looked in that space.  So I stitched a circle around the stain making it a moon.

Cat 4

At the end of the day I played around with placing the cat and moon piece.  This is where I liked it best.  It may change tomorrow.


3 thoughts on “Embroidered Cats Quilt

  1. I love the way you turned a problem into an embellishment. Have you read the children’s book Beautiful Oops? I think you’d really like it.

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