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In & Out of Studio 3D
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Cats In the Window
Topic: Quilting

I finished this quilt over a month ago but couldn't show it until now since it was a gift that was not going to be opened until now.

I wanted to do something with cats because of their love of them. I found many quilts with pieced cats and chose two basic models - face on and side view. I went into EQ7 and drew cats in blocks that looked like I wanted without measuring or noting the measurements in the quilt pictures that were my inspiration.Then I drew one laying down cat that was straight from the brain.

I selected the fabrics - some new and some from the stash - and shuffled them around until I liked the arrangement. The background fabric was selected to represent wallpaper.

I used an 'attic windows' plan to create areas for the cats to appear. This uses a side panel of light fabric and a bottom panel of dark fabric (wood tone in this case). These are mitered at the corner where they meet. Then the blocks are assembled with sashing (a light wood tone on this quilt). The outer border (also of light wood tone) becomes the window frame.

I quilted every one of the cats in a different way and then, just for fun, I named each of the cats based on either their fabric or their quilting.

This is Posey (quilted with flowers)


This is Checkers (both fabric and stitching are in squares)


Here are Flora and Fluffy (floral fabric and poofy stitching)


Next are Pickles and Fern (the traditional quilters' name for paisley is Persian Pickles and the fabric in the brown cat is printed with ferns)


Here we have Flash (because of the stitching)


And this is Squiggy (just because)


I call this one Tracer (because I traced the elements on the batik fabric)


This is Daisy (for obvious reasons)


And then we have Andes and Pebbles (the first has stitching like lots of mountains and the second has the traditional pebbles quilting stitching)


Now we've got Lupe and Furby (loopy stitching anda fabric that looks like fur)


I call this one Leif (because of the leaves in the print)


And finally we have Tubby (because he needs a diet)


I quilted the wallpaper with vertical curvy lines.

I like this quilt!

Ddd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT

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