Meow quilt is ready with six curious cats eager to travel towards their new home.
To make them more presentable for their journey, I thought it is a good idea to highlight the black & white whiskers which is their best feature. So I added a 2" border with black dots on the outside.
A bunch of black cats also made their way into the border. I almost forgot about having this cutie fabric. The cats are covered in glitter, probably the result of rolling on a crafter's table as is their habit!
I followed a different approach to finish this quilt, quilting the top two layers with stich-in-ditch, then sewing the backing fabric to the top with right sides together. I left an opening of about 8" to flip the whole thing like a pillowcase. And again quilted the three layers together with straight lines.
For backing, I didn't have enough of the checkered yarn dyed fabric, so I also used a plain brown woven fabric. It is actually a dupatta (scarf) that I bought in India, similar to shot cotton but has a slightly heavier feel to it. Both are soft and squishy and so nice to touch!
Background fabric on the front is organic cotton in sage, I used it in two other quilts and this is the last of it. Solid fabrics for the cats are from Free Spirit designer collection except the white one which is a linen. Quilt size is 40" x 60".Pattern for the paper-pieced cat block is by Anna @ six white horses blog.
Hope you are enjoying this lovely long weekend with family and friends! Take care! ( ' v ' )