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.
This fabric even has a date on it. I was ten years old in 1974.
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.
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.
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”
Beautiful composition and use of those fabrics,
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.
I haven’t Tricia, I’ll look into it. Thanks